Throwback Thursday: The 24 Hours of Le Mans — The Race That Dale Earnhardt Dreamed Of

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As the 2015 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans prepares to kick off this weekend in France, Race Chaser Online offers this look back on a driver who never got the chance to compete in the legendary endurance classic — but once dreamed he could have seized the opportunity. LE MANS, France — official release — General Motors …

Throwback Thursday: Little E Gets Job Done; Becomes First Rookie to Win All-Star Race

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The following story is part of Race Chaser Online’s special ‘Month of May’ series both building up to Memorial Day weekend’s runnings of the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 and paying tribute to several special dates during the month along the way. CONCORD, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Northeast Correspondent Kyle Magda — AP/Chuck Burton …

NSCS: Earnhardt Hopes To Rediscover Magic After Decade-Long ’Dega Drought

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TALLADEGA, Ala. — official release — Jonathan Moore/Getty Images North America photo — Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson are not the only pre-Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup favorites in danger of missing the eight-driver Eliminator Round. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is also in a near must-win situation as he enters Sunday’s Geico 500 cutoff race at Talladega (2 p.m. ET on …

Tom Time Blog: Why Junior Could Be Poised For a Breakout Year

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Blog by RaceChaser Online Senior Editor  Tom Baker – Photo By Getty Images/NASCAR “The real reward for winning the race is seeing the joy it brings other people.” – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in an interview on ESPN’s Sportscenter – February 25, 2014 That quote says alot about Dale Earnhardt, Jr. In the years since his father’s death I have often …

NASCAR PRESEASON THUNDER: Dillon Puts Historic No. 3 Atop Speed Charts At Daytona

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 11, 2014) – NASCAR via Getty Images photo – Austin Dillon knows there will be pressure racing the No. 3 car made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt. Today, he just raised the stakes with his first test in that car at Daytona International Speedway. The Richard Childress Racing driver planted the historic No. 3 atop the speed …

NASCAR Sprint Cup: McMurray survives, scores in Talladega nail-biter

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October 21, 2013 — By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service — TALLADEGA, Ala. — Enter the interloper. In a race dominated early by Matt Kenseth and later by fellow title contenders Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jamie McMurray got to the front at the right time, led the last 15 laps and grabbed victory in Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. McMurray was out front, leading …

Coca Cola 600: Solid Season, Experience Gives Junior Optimism

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NASCAR Media You could say Dale Earnhardt Jr. has some catching up to do. He’s winless at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where his Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne boast a combined 15 victories. The track hasn’t spun Junior out. But he hasn’t quite conquered the 1.5-mile layout either. Earnhardt’s record is so-so: five top fives and …