EARNHARDT JR.: THINGS ‘WON’T EVER BE THE SAME’ WITHOUT STEVE LETARTE

When Steve Letarte was named the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. before the 2011 Sprint Cup season, both men had reached a pivotal point in their respective careers. “We both treated it like our last shot, although it probably wasn’t,” Letarte, who will call his final race for Earnhardt Jr. in Sunday’s 2014 seasonContinue reading “EARNHARDT JR.: THINGS ‘WON’T EVER BE THE SAME’ WITHOUT STEVE LETARTE”

FELLOW DRIVERS OFFER ADVICE TO NEW DADS KYLE BUSCH, KESELOWSKI

After becoming first-time fathers earlier this week, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are destined to undergo numerous adjustments in the days and weeks ahead. The good news? They won’t have to go very far to find some sage advice. Of the top 25 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, 16 are fathers and each hasContinue reading “FELLOW DRIVERS OFFER ADVICE TO NEW DADS KYLE BUSCH, KESELOWSKI”

BRITTANY LOGANO DISHES ON WATCHING HER HUSBAND WIN DAYTONA 500

Early Monday morning, Dale Earnhardt Jr. released a lighthearted tweet saying he would be “disappointed” if his Twitter timeline wasn’t soon bombarded with photos of Joey Logano “smiling widely and squinting harder than any human has ever squinted.” Junior was referring to the traditional whirlwind media blitz Logano will take part in after capturing his firstContinue reading “BRITTANY LOGANO DISHES ON WATCHING HER HUSBAND WIN DAYTONA 500”

EXCLUSIVE: JIMMIE JOHNSON TALKS KIDS, DISAPPOINTMENT, WHITE HOUSE

Six-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spends most of his time at the track focused on going fast in his familiar No. 48 car. But the Hendrick Motorsports driver carved out a few minutes during the fall race weekend at Phoenix International Raceway to talk with FOXSports.com NASCAR writer Jared Turner about parenthood, howContinue reading “EXCLUSIVE: JIMMIE JOHNSON TALKS KIDS, DISAPPOINTMENT, WHITE HOUSE”

‘RETIRED MECHANIC’ DALE EARNHARDT JR. RECALLS LIFE ON THE OLD JOB

Dale Earnhardt Jr. refers to himself on his Twitter profile as “a retired dealership service mechanic.” Apparently, he was pretty good at his job, too. During a lighthearted media session on Tuesday at Daytona International Speedway, the third-generation driver took a few minutes to ruminate out loud about his days just out of high schoolContinue reading “‘RETIRED MECHANIC’ DALE EARNHARDT JR. RECALLS LIFE ON THE OLD JOB”

CHASE ELLIOTT’S TITLE RUN A SURPRISE FOR DAD, BUT NOT EVERYONE

It was clear early on that the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season had the potential to be special for rookie Chase Elliott. Just how special, of course, no one really knew. But there was a moment early in the year when Elliott’s crew chief, Greg Ives, thought he had a pretty good clue. “I feltContinue reading “CHASE ELLIOTT’S TITLE RUN A SURPRISE FOR DAD, BUT NOT EVERYONE”

JOEY LOGANO DISHES ON ‘HATE MAIL’ FROM ANGRY FANS AFTER TALLADEGA WIN

Kevin Harvick isn’t the only driver who’s endured less-than-favorable treatment from some fans in the aftermath of Sunday’s controversial finish at Talladega Superspeedway. Joey Logano, who was declared the race winner over Dale Earnhardt Jr. after NASCAR froze the field and took several minutes to review videotape of where the two drivers ran at theContinue reading “JOEY LOGANO DISHES ON ‘HATE MAIL’ FROM ANGRY FANS AFTER TALLADEGA WIN”

DREAM COME TRUE: FANS THRILLED TO MEET DALE EARNHARDT JR. AT 7-ELEVEN

It’s not every day that NASCAR fans get to meet Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s most popular driver. It’s even rarer that they have the opportunity to hang with him at a 7-Eleven. But that’s exactly what happened on Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., where Junior made a 2-hour appearance at the well-known convenience store toContinue reading “DREAM COME TRUE: FANS THRILLED TO MEET DALE EARNHARDT JR. AT 7-ELEVEN”

HAULER DRIVERS GLENN & JEFF SHANO WONDERING WHAT IS NEXT AFTER MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING CLOSURE

Brothers generally do a lot of things together throughout their lives. They play together. They learn together. And, of course, they fight together. It’s pretty rare, however, for two siblings to end up sharing a trade and even working for the same company. And it’s even rarer for them to lose their jobs at theContinue reading “HAULER DRIVERS GLENN & JEFF SHANO WONDERING WHAT IS NEXT AFTER MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING CLOSURE”