Share This Post

DeliciousDiggGoogleStumbleuponRedditTechnoratiYahooBloggerMyspaceRSS

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Charlotte Preview

News & Notes

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet, will celebrate his 38th birthday on Wednesday, Oct. 10. In 14 years of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing, Earnhardt has tallied 19 wins, 11 pole positions, 105 top-five finishes and 180 top-10s in 465 starts.

POINTS WITH SIX TO GO: Earnhardt currently ranks 11th in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup after finishing 20th at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway last weekend. With six races remaining in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Earnhardt trails leader Brad Keselowski by 51 points.

CUP DEBUT: Earnhardt made his Cup debut on May 30, 1999, at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Then 24 years old, Earnhardt started the event eighth and finished 16th.

FIRST POLE POSITION: Earnhardt earned his first career Cup Series pole position at his hometown track during his rookie year in 2000. He lined up first for the 600-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in just his 17th start in the Cup Series and finished the race fourth.

AT CHARLOTTE: In 26 Cup starts at Charlotte, Earnhardt has recorded one pole position, five top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. He has completed 95.1 percent of all the laps he’s attempted (8,865 laps of 9,318 total) at the 1.5-mile oval. Earnhardt has led a total of 324 laps there.

CHASSIS CHOICE: This weekend at Charlotte, crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 crew will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-726. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to an eighth-place finish at the 1.5-mile Chicagoland Speedway in September.

INTERMEDIATE TRACK STATS: In 223 Cup starts on intermediate (one- to two-mile) tracks, Earnhardt has recorded six wins, six pole positions, 43 top-five finishes and 86 top-10s. He has a 16.5 average starting position and an average finishing position of 16.7 on these racetracks.

HENDRICK AT CHARLOTTE: In 57 events (191 starts) at Charlotte, Hendrick Motorsports has 17 wins, which ranks as the best all-time among teams at the 1.5-mile oval. Kasey Kahne most recently won the 600-mile event there in May and has four career victories at Charlotte. His Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon rank first and second, respectively, among active drivers in wins at the 1.5-mile track, and Johnson needs one more victory there to break a three-way tie for first all time with NASCAR Hall of Famers Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip. Hendrick Motorsports has 50 top-five finishes and 78 top-10s and has led 3,930 laps at Charlotte since 1984.

RUNNER-UP STREAK: Gordon again kept Hendrick Motorsports’ streak of second-place finishes intact by taking runner-up honors on Oct. 7 at Talladega. Currently, the organization has seven straight runner-up results, dating back to Aug. 25 when Johnson finished second at Bristol (Tenn.).  In 30 races this season, the four Hendrick teammates have combined to record 13 runner-up finishes.

TEAM STATS: Hendrick Motorsports’ 17 victories at Charlotte rank second for the organization behind Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, where it has recorded a team-best 18 wins. Its 15 pole positions at Charlotte also rank second for the team, tied with Martinsville and just behind Richmond (Va.) International Raceway where the team has earned 16 pole awards.

Share This Post

DeliciousDiggGoogleStumbleuponRedditTechnoratiYahooBloggerMyspaceRSS
Posted by on October 10, 2012. Filed under Breaking News,NASCAR. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

39 Responses to Dale Earnhardt Jr.: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Charlotte Preview

  1. wedanape

    November 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm

  2. Ritelery

    December 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm

  3. Bypewemy

    December 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    purchase cheap designer bags and check coupon code available hdDwdFSu http://cheapdesignerbags2.overblog.com/

  4. Nofssign

    December 1, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    order an aaa handbag replica , for special offer LJnXEpwI http://aaareplica.medykblog.pl/

  5. elanlimi

    December 2, 2012 at 12:29 am

    you will like ugg boots online for more ACcglCyq http://www.ugg-coupon–code.com/

  6. slaxycat

    December 2, 2012 at 12:40 am

    view imitation louis vuitton to take huge discount NnDHvjrN http://demo.eklablog.com/

  7. Pamboofs

    December 2, 2012 at 12:41 am

    order an replica bags , just clicks away ozeyRunw http://www.replica–bags.org/

  8. Pamboofs

    December 2, 2012 at 1:34 am

    get cheap replica bags and get big save qNoxhkuX http://www.replica–bags.org/

  9. Anillirl

    December 2, 2012 at 3:28 am

    you will like chanel online shop with low price QWTpElxm http://chanelonlineshop.bloggd.org/

  10. LixEdilm

    December 2, 2012 at 4:57 am

    I’m sure the best for you discount coach purse and check coupon code available RMOBThrE http://cheapcoachbags.blogg.se/

  11. Petshifs

    December 2, 2012 at 5:41 am

  12. Leapehix

    December 2, 2012 at 5:57 am

  13. eroggice

    December 2, 2012 at 8:51 am

  14. Clantjam

    December 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

  15. waydrali

    December 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

    to buy real cheap ugg boots uk to get new coupon QrMEIjRm http://www.ugg-boots–uk.com/

  16. plespopy

    December 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    must look at this ryan grant youth jersey to get new coupon BncaUlnE http://washington-redskins.net/

  17. MuhPhoms

    December 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm

  18. katchoke

    December 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm

  19. SloleCar

    December 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

  20. wattTods

    December 2, 2012 at 6:39 pm

  21. Goamndot

    December 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    purchase designer handbags online and check coupon code available FYNNdTyM http://www.designerhandbags-online.org/

  22. ronstody

    December 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    for prada outlet for promotion code taNqWPMB http://www.prada-outlet–online.com/

  23. Awawdolo

    December 2, 2012 at 9:07 pm

  24. neuggice

    December 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm

  25. trurpabs

    December 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm

  26. Onexytit

    December 2, 2012 at 11:21 pm

  27. Gomipete

    December 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    you must read prada handbags outlet tzyhgRGb [URL=http://www.prada–outlet-online.com/ – prada outlet[/URL – for more PkAnLokm http://www.prada–outlet-online.com/

  28. FitteTug

    December 3, 2012 at 1:10 am

    get chanel sale bags for more detail

  29. Liceorem

    December 3, 2012 at 1:35 am

  30. Onexytit

    December 3, 2012 at 2:30 am

    look at faux louis vuitton handbags for more

  31. Alagelop

    December 3, 2012 at 3:18 am

    get discount chanel for more detail

  32. Tirlvave

    December 3, 2012 at 3:22 am

    buy a burberry outlet online CcZkaamM [URL=http://www.burberryoutlet–online.org/ – burberry outlet online[/URL – at my estore qRtBKuEs http://www.burberryoutlet–online.org/

  33. ovehiple

    December 3, 2012 at 3:42 am

    order an polo ralph lauren outlet cDbxDhps [URL=http://www.ralph–laurenoutlet.com/ – cheap ralph lauren[/URL – for less YGHzQgVU http://www.ralph–laurenoutlet.com/

  34. enungump

    December 3, 2012 at 5:44 am

  35. anonsows

    December 3, 2012 at 6:36 am

    must look at this chanel replica to take huge discount ZJAZfDvB http://replicachanelbags1.blogtrue.com/

Leave a Reply