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Dale Earnhardt Jr. among North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame 2019 inductees: The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame is honored to announce its 2019 induction class. The new members, listed alphabetically, are Ernie Barnes, Willie Bradshaw, Eddie Bridges, Rod Broadway, Gene Corrigan, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Steve Gabriel, Dee Kantner, Davis Love III, Paul Miller, Neill McGeachy, and Thell Overman.[More](1-23-2019)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to pace 2019 Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. will find himself in a very familiar place at the 2019 Daytona 500: at the front of the pack. Earnhardt Jr., a two-time Daytona 500 winner, will drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to lead the field to green for the 61st running of The Great American Race. This is the first time the Daytona 500 will be paced by a pickup truck.[More](12-12-2018)

Dale Earnhardt Jr says Richmond XFINITY race could be his last: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has spent this season working in the broadcast booth for the first time in his career, but he will make another "first" in two weeks at Richmond Raceway. Although he has retired from full-time racing, he will make a one-race start in a JR Motorsports Chevrolet in the Sept. 21 Xfinity Series race at the track.[More](9-9-2018)

Dale Jr. Foundation sets 2018 Gloves Program: As has been for the past four years, The Dale Jr. Foundation will support Nationwide Children's Hospital with a Driven to Give Gloves program, but this year the program features 32 NASCAR Cup Series drivers and all four of JR Motorsports' NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced today. [More](7-21-2018)

Dale Jr.'s debut on NASCAR broadcast an instant classic: The deep appreciation Dale Earnhardt Jr. carries for NASCAR's history includes him often re-watching races from decades before. It was fitting then that Sunday his debut Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series broadcast as a full-time NBC analyst just happened to be a race harkening to the classics Earnhardt likes to view. A thrilling last-lap duel featuring Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson saw them bump-and-bang off one another multiple times, culminating with Busch nudging Larson out of the lead in Turn 3, then maintaining control of his battered car to drive it across the finish line to win the Overton's 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. [More](7-2-2018)

Amy and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. are parents: Isla Rose Earnhardt was born Tuesday morning.[More](5-1-2018)

Dale Jr.'s new book set for October release: JR Nation asked for it, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is delivering. Today Earnhardt Jr. unveiled the cover of his new book, Racing To The Finish: My Story, which is a candid, first-person account of what seemed at first as a minor racing accident but ultimately forced major life-changing decisions. The book's official release date is Oct. 16, 2018, but fans can pre-order now.[More](4-26-2018)

Bristol awards first Dale Earnhardt, Jr. scholarship: Bristol Motor Speedway has officially selected a winner of the first Dale Earnhardt Jr. scholarship to a deserving student from Tennessee High School in Bristol, Tenn. Senior Jaicee Weaver, who plans to begin her collegiate career studying in the automotive field at Northeast State Community College in nearby Blountville, Tenn., has earned the $2,088 scholarship. The Dale Jr. Scholarship, which was announced during the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race last August, drew inspiration from Junior's former career as an automotive service mechanic.[More](4-13-2018)

NASCAR's most valuable teams and highest paid drivers: Forbes has taken its annual look at the sports biggest moneymakers.[More](2-22-2018)

Nationwide and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will continue their partnership: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s full-time racing career may be over, but his relationship with Nationwide is still going strong. Dale and Nationwide announced today that the NASCAR legend and long-time Nationwide member will remain a company spokesman after signing a multi-year personal services agreement with the company. Dale will work with Nationwide to promote the company's products and services that provide protection and financial planning solutions. He will also make appearances for Nationwide at key events such as national sales conferences and other industry events.[More](1-23-2018)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. interested but not involved in Panthers purchase: Dale Earnhardt Jr., retired as a full-time driver in NASCAR's top series, has an interest in being a minority owner of the Carolina Panthers. The sports' 15-time most popular driver told The Associated Press that he recently called Marcus Smith, the president and chief operating officer of Speedway Motorsports Inc., about potential involvement in purchasing the Panthers.[More](1-18-2018)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl, Olympics: Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he's got time to experience new adventures. Just last weekend, he went to brunch -- his first brunch ever -- with his wife and friends, then was persuaded to get his first pedicure. The best is yet to come.[More](1-18-2018)

Top 10 die-cast of 2017: The die-cast car from Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final race as a full-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver was the best-selling paint scheme for Lionel Racing in 2017. Lionel Racing released its top 10 list Thursday. Earnhardt paint schemes take up five of the 10 spots. The Axalta/Last Ride car at Homestead-Miami Speedway consisted of a design Earnhardt drove early in his career.[More](12-16-2017)

NASCAR and Concussions: Concussions have recently become a major issue in professional sports, but they've been a health issue racers have faced for decades: The potential for head injuries that can debilitate for life. In the spring of 2002, Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecked hard during a NASCAR race, with the driver's side of his car slamming the concrete wall at a frighteningly high speed.[More](12-2-2017)

Earnhardt, Jr. wins most popular for 15th year: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrapped up his final season as a NASCAR driver with one last piece of hardware. He won the Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday night for the 15th consecutive time. The award is based on a fan vote and sponsored by the National Motorsports Press Association. Only Bill Elliott won the award more than Earnhardt - 16 times between 1984 and 2002 - before he removed his name from consideration.[More](11-30-2017)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. named Grand Marshal for 60th Annual DAYTONA 500: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indeed returning to the DAYTONA 500, although in a different role than the previous 20 Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. Earnhardt, who has retired from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition, will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 60th running of "The Great American Race" on Feb. 18, 2018.[More](11-29-2017)

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