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Hendrick | Greg Ives to join team in 2015

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:21:50 -0700

Crew chief Greg Ives will rejoin Hendrick Motorsports next year to serve as the crew chief for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 car in the Sprint Cup Series. Ives was a race engineer for driver Jimmie Johnson during his run of five straight Cup championships from 2006 to 2010. Ives will work alongside Johnson's crew chief Chad Knaus.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows growth

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:20:58 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 10th at the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway this past weekend, and he clinched a spot in the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. However, he is still not satisfied with just finishing well. "We are going to have to come back here and run better than that to have a shot in the Chase. We will keep working. Tenth place I'm really disappointed, but I remember we used to like these," Earnhardt said.

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Hendrick Motorsports | All four drivers finish in top seven

Sun, 22 Jun 2014 17:03:23 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kasey Kahne and Jimmie Johnson all finished in the top seven in the Sprint Cup race Sunday, June 22, at Sonoma Raceway. Gordon finished second, Earnhardt finished third, Kahne finished sixth and Johnson finished seventh.

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JR Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. places third

Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:05:31 -0700

JR Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 at Michigan International Speedway Saturday, June 14. It was Earnhardt's third Top 5 finish in four Nationwide starts this season.

Fantasy Tip: Earnhardt was getting a lay of the land for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400. He has won twice in 29 career Sprint Cup Series starts in the Irish hills, posting Top 20 finishes 18 times. He is considered one of the favorites Sunday, and is a great fantasy choice.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Teammates to start second, third

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:06:34 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon qualified second for the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway while fellow Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start in the No. 3 spot.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes checkered flag

Sun, 08 Jun 2014 15:19:01 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. overtook Penske Racing driver Brad Keselowski with five laps to go to win the Pocono 400 Sunday, June 8.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Team has six career wins at Kansas

Mon, 05 May 2014 19:29:24 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne each head to Kansas Speedway Saturday, May 10, with two career wins at the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the only Hendrick driver without a win at Kansas, and he has an Average Finish of 15.9 in 15 career starts.

Fantasy Tip: If you're in a fantasy league which restricts the number of times you can use a driver, Dale Jr. might be best used another weekend. However, Gordon has been performing well lately, and Johnson is certainly due. Both are must-start fantasy options, and Kahne is a nice sleeper as well.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. to have new sponsor

Fri, 02 May 2014 07:07:40 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed a three-year deal with Nationwide to become his primary sponsor beginning in 2015.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Victory Lane?

Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:06:27 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has started 28 races at Talladega Superspeedway, the site of this weekend's Aarons 499 Sunday, May 4. He has won five times, second-best among all active drivers, and he has 10 Top 5 finishes and 20 Top 20s with an Average Finish of 14.6, third-best among all active drivers.

Fantasy Tip: Earnhardt has been a fantasy stud on nearly every track type, but he is especially good on restrictor-plate runs. Remember, he won the Daytona 500 this season on an RP track, and he has led 775 laps all-time at 'Dega, second among all active drivers only to teammate Jeff Gordon.

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Team Penske | Brad Keselowski picks up victory

Sun, 09 Mar 2014 19:15:29 -0700

Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski won the Sprint Cup race at the Las Vegas International Raceway Sunday, March 9. Keselowski passed Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap when Earnhardt ran out of gas.

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Team Penske | Brad Keselowski earns pole

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:17:07 -0800

Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski has won the pole position for the Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend. Team Penske driver Joey Logano will start second, Chip Ganassi Racing driver Jamie McMurray will start third, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in the fourth spot and Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle will start fifth.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins at Daytona

Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:23:08 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won the 2014 Daytona 500.

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Hendrick | Steve Letarte leaving team

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:13:00 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports crew chief Steve Letarte, the crew chief for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. since 2011, has left the team to be a member of the NBC Sports' broadcast team for the 2015 season. Owner Rick Hendrick said the team doesn't plan on addressing the impending vacancy until after the 2014 season.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. is runner-up in Texas

Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:47:15 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second at the AAA Texas 500 Sunday, Nov. 3 behind teammate Jimmie Johnson. "The 48 was in another class, and nobody had anything for him," Earnhardt said. "He was just super good all through practice and the race."

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. on top in points

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:51:10 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second at the Auto Club 400 Sunday, March 24, and he moved into first place in the overall Sprint Cup Series standings as a result. He has a 12-point lead of Penske Championship driver Brad Keselowski, who was the 2012 Sprint Cup Series champion.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt passes tests

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:12:00 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed tests after his hard crash in the Daytona 500 last weekend in the Nationwide Series race. Earnhardt dealt with post-concussion symptoms and missed the final two races of 2012.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt struggling with sponsorship

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:23:04 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is entering the 2013 Sprint Cup season with 13 unsponsored races, but owner Rick Hendrick is confident the No. 88 team will find sponsors that are willing to work with Earnhardt past the 2013 season. The team has been close on two or three deals, but no agreements have been reached.

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JR | Kasey Kahne to drive in Nationwide Series

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 08:33:01 -0800

JR Motorsports announced Thursday, Jan. 3, that drivers Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet will split duties in a second full-time Nationwide Series car in 2013. Great Clips will sponsor the ride for 28 races, including 27 among Kahne and Sweet and one for driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver Regan Smith will move to the No. 7 car and Earnhardt will drive the No. 88 car in a select number of events.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt to return this weekend

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:06:05 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday, Oct. 23, that driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion) will return to Sprint Cup racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway after being medically cleared. "Dale Jr. has done everything asked of him," neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty said. "He hasn't had a headache since Oct. 12, and we have not been able to provoke any symptoms since that time. I have informed NASCAR and Hendrick Motorsports that he is medically cleared for all NASCAR-related activity."

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt expected to return next weekend

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:33:21 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion) is expected to return to the Sprint Cup Series next weekend at Martinsville Speedway, however, owner Rick Hendrick retracted his statements saying that Earnhardt was cleared to race. "I didn't read my emails this morning," Hendrick said. "I spoke too soon. I do apologize. I've been scolded severely. I promise I will keep my mouth shut." Earnhardt will take part in a closed test at a half-mile oval in Georgia Monday, Oct. 22, and he'll be evaluated Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt could return next weekend

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:09:46 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s (concussion) sister said her brother could be back in a Sprint Cup car for the race at Martinsville Speedway. He will miss his second straight Cup race at Kansas Speedway Sunday, Oct. 21, because of two concussions in a six-week time frame. Earnhardt is on schedule to test his car early next week.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt on track to return

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:01:14 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion) is hoping to return to the No. 88 car in the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville next weekend. He will miss a second straight week at Kansas Speedway this weekend.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt visits with specialists

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:00:49 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion) met with concussion specialists Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt to miss next two races

Thu, 11 Oct 2012 08:35:47 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. (concussion) will miss the next two Sprint Cup races with a concussion, which will end his championship chances in 2012. Driver Regan Smith will replace Earnhardt in the No. 88 Chevrolet at Charlotte and Kansas. Earnhardt was injured in the 25-car accident at Talladega Superspeedway last weekend. He'll end his streak of 461 consecutive Cup starts, which is the fifth longest active streak.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt disappointed with restrictor-plate racing

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:32:32 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was involved in the big crash at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, Oct. 7, said he is disappointed with the dangerous style of racing that restrictor plates cause. "If this was what we did every week, I wouldn't be doing it," Earnhardt said. "I'll just put it to you that way. If this was how we raced every week, I'd find another job. That's what the package is doing. It's really not racing. It's a little disappointing. It cost a lot of money right there."

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt wins pole at Richmond

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 17:09:09 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole for the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, Sept. 8. Teammate driver Jeff Gordon will start in the second spot. It is the 11th career pole for Earnhardt.

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NASCAR | Nine drivers locked into Chase

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt crashes during test

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:10:27 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was uninjured after crashing hard into a wall during a Goodyear tire test at Kansas Speedway Wednesday, Aug. 29. "It's nice to get out on the track. It's nice to see the track. I like this place," Earnhardt said. "The banking will add speed to the race track and (Turns) 1 and 2 definitely have more banking. This should be a fast little race track."

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Stewart-Haas Racing | Danica Patrick could run limited Nationwide schedule next year

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:37:19 -0700

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick has expressed interest in a limited Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports next season as she moves to a full time gig in the Sprint Cup Series with SHR. Patrick would likely split time in a car with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. if a deal can be reached. Driver Cole Whitt will drive the No. 88 car full time in the Nationwide Series.

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Hendrick Motorsports | Dale Earnhardt Jr. brings it home in 15th place

Sat, 07 Jul 2012 19:44:11 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was collected in the last-lap wreck at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Saturday, July 7. He had a good car all night, but ended up settling for 15th place.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt ends winless drought

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:26:06 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway Sunday, June 17, to end his 143-race winless streak. His last win was at Michigan June 15 of 2008.

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Stewart-Haas Racing | Tony Stewart wins at Fontana

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 12:03:18 -0700

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart won the Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway Sunday, March 25, in a rain-shortened event. The race was shortened by 71 laps, and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch finished second and Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third.

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Roush Fenway Racing | Matt Kenseth wins Daytona 500

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:58:01 -0800

Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth won the Daytona 500 Monday, Feb. 27, for his second career win at the track. Driver and teammate Greg Biffle finished third, while Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second.

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Stewart-Haas Racing | Tony Stewart wins first duel

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:57:19 -0800

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart won the first Gatorade Duel Thursday, Feb. 23, the first qualifying race for the Daytona 500 this weekend. He held off Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver Danica Patrick crashed after being hit by driver Aric Almirola. Drivers Michael McDowell and Robby Gordon raced their way into the Daytona 500.

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Hendrick | Wreck limits Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Shootout

Sat, 18 Feb 2012 20:08:39 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was involved in a wreck Saturday, Feb. 18, at the 2012 Budweiser Shootout, limiting him to 54 completed laps. He ended up in 20th place.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt receives extension

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 08:54:17 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. agreed to a five-year contract extension with the team Thursday, Sept. 1. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Hendrick | Still working on extension for Dale Earnhardt

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 08:51:59 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports is still trying to finalize a contract extension with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. However, Earnhardt doesn't think there is anything in the negotiations that will keep an extension from eventually coming to fruition. The deal is expected to be between three and five years.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt expected to sign extension

Fri, 05 Aug 2011 08:46:17 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick said he expects to have driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed to a contract extension within the next 30 days.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt close to extension

Mon, 23 May 2011 09:48:58 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is close to finalizing a multi-year contract extension. The team hopes to announce the deal within the next month.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes 19th at Richmond

Mon, 02 May 2011 09:02:28 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 19th in the Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 30.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes fourth at Talladega

Mon, 18 Apr 2011 08:53:29 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fourth in the Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday, April 17, according to The Associated Press.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes ninth at Texas

Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:03:37 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished ninth in the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday, April 9, according to The Associated Press.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes second at Martinsville

Mon, 04 Apr 2011 08:57:57 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second in the Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway Sunday, April 3, according to The Associated Press. He has not won a race since June of 2008.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes 12th at Bristol

Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:11:21 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 12th in the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes 11th at Bristol

Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:05:21 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 11th in the Sprint Cup Jeff Byrd 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday, March 20, according to NASCAR.com.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes eighth at Las Vegas

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 09:09:52 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished eighth in the Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Sunday, March 6, according to The Associated Press.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes 10th at Phoenix

Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:45:39 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 10th in the Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, Feb. 27, according to NASCAR.com.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt finishes 24th at Daytona

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:41:18 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 24th in the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to The Associated Press.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt wrecks during practice

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 19:46:54 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was involved in an accident during practice for the Daytona 500 Wednesday, Feb. 16, and will now be forced to start in the back of the field Sunday, Feb. 20, according to ESPN.com's Terry Blount.

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Hendrick | Dale Earnhardt earns pole for Daytona

Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:20:07 -0800

Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole position for the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 20, according to The Associated Press.

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