Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn't going to panic, but he is concerned
With 15 races left in the regular season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is looking more and more like a long shot to make NASCAR's playoffs -- unless he can win. Does he still have it in him?
The Bottom Line: Wrapping up All-Star weekend
Kyle Busch is the Mariano Rivera of Joe Gibbs Racing. The competition has to get better at places like Charlotte. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in a funk. Ricky Craven has some observations and ideas after All-Star weekend.
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Chip Ganassi Racing released a statement that Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon and former driver Dario Franchitti are fine after, according to police reports, being robbed at gunpoint in a Taco Bell drive-thru Sunday night. Two teenagers have been arrested on charges of robbery, according to Indianapolis police. The team statement: "Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti are completely fine after being held up last night by two men at a fast food restaurant in Speedway, Ind. Thank you to everyone for all of your concerns about their well-being. However, we will allow the Speedway/Indianapolis police departments to handle the situation and while they conduct their investigation, we will refrain from making any further comments to allow Scott to focus on the upcoming Indianapolis 500."
'Slugger' Labbe out as Dillon's crew chief
Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon will have a new crew chief starting this weekend as Justin Alexander will replace Richard "Slugger" Labbe.
Richard "Slugger" Labbe is leaving Richard Childress Racing and will be replaced by Justin Alexander as crew chief for NASCAR Cup driver Austin Dillon. Former JTG Daugherty Racing crew chief Randall Burnett will replace Alexander as crew chief for the RCR No. 2 car in the Xfinity Series.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and winner of the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR will be announced Wednesday at 6:00pm/Ethan following a vote by the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel. The five NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees will be selected from 20 nominees, and the Landmark Award recipient will be chosen from a list of five nominees. The announcement will air live on NBCSN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, and streamed live on NASCAR.com.
Two of the top-10 drivers in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series standings are looking for rides as Red Horse Racing has suspended operations. Timothy Peters is sixth in the standings and Brett Moffitt is 10th. The organization has 16 victories since its formation by team owner Tom DeLoach in 2005.
Danica Patrick's Wonder Woman car joins Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car graveyard
After a nasty, fiery wreck at the Kansas Speedway, it should have been off to the dump with Danica Patrick's Wonder Woman. Instead, the car will add to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car graveyard on his North Carolina property.
All-Star Race an A for effort, D- for results
Give NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway credit for trying, but their efforts to offer drivers choices in tires and provide fans on-track dramatics withered in a 70-lap, all-star snooze fest.
Kyle Busch pockets $1M with All-Star triumph
Saturday night marked Kyle Busch's first Cup victory of the season and first at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He pocketed $1 million, although the win does not count in the standings.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. stated the obvious when he said his team won't bring his all-star car -- he finished 18th, ahead of two cars that dropped out early -- to the track next week for the 600-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Was it loose? Was it tight? Earnhardt: "It just sucked. It was slow. It didn't turn very well."
Jimmie Johnson explains why the softer tires had a minimal impact on the NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race as no driver saved the tires for the final 10 laps:
Kyle Busch wins a lackluster NASCAR Monster All-Star Race devoid of fireworks.
Advancing to the final 10-lap shootout in the NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race: Kyle Larson, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin, Chase Elliott and Joey Logano.
Kyle Larson has led the first 40 laps and swept the first two stages of the NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race. The drivers who have used the softer tires have shown to be slightly better for 10 laps but not significantly better.
Kyle Larson won the opening stage of the NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race. While he continues to compete in the 20-driver event, he has an automatic spot to be among the 10 drivers who will compete in the final stage.
Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais was diagnosed with multiple fractures to his pelvis and a fracture to his right hip in a crash in Indianapolis 500 qualifying today.
Kyle Larson greets fans during driver introductions for the NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race. The 70-lap event is split into stages of laps of 20-20-20-10. (Photo: Alisha Miller/ESPN)
Chase Elliott talks about winning the fan vote after coming one place short on the track in the qualifying race for the NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race tonight at Charlotte Motor Speedway:
Advancing to the NASCAR Monster Energy All-Star Race through the fan vote: Chase Elliott.
Daniel Suarez won the final stage of the qualifying race to advance to the Monster Energy All-Star Race tonight at Charlotte. Joining him in advancing where earlier stage winners Clint Bowyer and Ryan Blaney.
Ryan Blaney won the second stage of the last-chance qualifying race Saturday to join Clint Bowyer in advancing to the Monster Energy All-Star Race at Charlotte. There are two spots left in the 20-car field.
Clint Bowyer won the opening stage of the qualifying race to advance to the all-star race.
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