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Dale Earnhardt Jr.

42-Year-Old Driver – Rick Hendrick Motorsports

2016 NASCAR NATIONWIDE Stats View SPRINT Stats

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0

Starts

2

Wins

1

Poles

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Top5

2

Top10

2

2016 NASCAR SPRINT Stats View NATIONWIDE Stats

Winnings

$0

Points

461

Starts

18

Wins

0

Poles

0

Top5

5

Top10

6

2017 Fantasy Racing Outlook

The devastating concussion and balance/vision impairment issues that Earnhardt suffered due to multiple crashes last season took the NASCAR icon out of the driver's seat at mid-season in 2016. He only completed 18 of the 36 events before being sidelined. It was a season lost for the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet. However, the good news is that Earnhardt is much better and has received medical clearance to race again as of early December. Before the injury the veteran driver had been performing at his highest level in years with great campaigns in 2014 and 2015. While all would appear to be all right physically with Earnhardt, we'd be a bit leery about building a fantasy race team around him, with Earnhardt being the anchor driver. As it goes with drivers and concussion histories, all it takes is another major wreck to put your driver on the sidelines for multiple races.

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Car: No. 88 Chevrolet   Crew Chief: Greg Ives   Birthdate: 10/10/1974   Country: USA   

February 27, 2017    NASCAR Cup News Update

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Earnhardt Jr. climbed out of his wrecked race car, surveyed the damage, chatted with his team and hopped on a golf cart for a trip to the infield care center. Eight minutes after checking in with doctors, Earnhardt walked out and he felt fine. Earnhardt crashed out near the midway point of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, hitting the wall after Kyle Busch lost control and turned sideways in front of him, ESPN.com reports.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2016 Race Results
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Date Race Winnings Start Finish Status Laps Laps Led Points Bonus Points Penalty Points
2/13/2016 Sprint Unlimited $0 23 15 Running 75/75 - - - -
2/18/2016 Can-Am Duel 1 $0 2 1 Running 60/60 43 - - -
2/21/2016 Daytona 500 $0 3 36 Accident 169/200 15 6 1 -
2/28/2016 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 $0 16 2 Running 330/325 - 39 - -
3/6/2016 Kobalt 400 $0 20 8 Running 267/267 - 33 - -
3/13/2016 Good Sam 500 $0 26 5 Running 313/312 34 37 1 -
3/20/2016 Auto Club 400 $0 27 11 Running 205/200 - 30 - -
4/3/2016 STP 500 $0 21 14 Running 500/500 - 27 - -
4/8/2016 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 $0 11 5 Running 200/200 - - - -
4/9/2016 Duck Commander 500 $0 16 2 Running 334/334 - 39 - -
4/17/2016 Food City 500 $0 20 2 Running 500/500 - 39 - -
4/23/2016 ToyotaCare 250 $0 3 1 Running 149/140 128 - - -
4/23/2016 ToyotaCare 250 Heat Race 1 $0 2 2 Running 35/35 - - - -
4/24/2016 Toyota Owners 400 $0 16 13 Running 400/400 - 28 - -
5/1/2016 GEICO 500 $0 3 40 Accident 63/188 - 1 - -
5/7/2016 Go Bowling 400 $0 22 15 Running 267/267 - 26 - -
5/15/2016 AAA 400 Drive for Autism $0 2 32 Accident 354/400 - 9 - -
5/21/2016 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race $0 10 3 Running 113/113 - - - -
5/29/2016 Coca-Cola 600 $0 25 14 Running 400/400 - 27 - -
6/6/2016 Axalta We Paint Winners 400 $0 8 2 Running 160/160 4 40 1 -
6/12/2016 FireKeepers Casino 400 $0 27 39 Accident 61/200 - 2 - -
6/26/2016 Toyota/Save Mart 350 $0 13 11 Running 110/110 - 30 - -
7/2/2016 Coke Zero 400 $0 16 21 Running 161/160 - 20 - -
7/9/2016 Quaker State 400 $0 13 13 Running 267/267 - 28 - -

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February 22, 2017

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Earnhardt Jr. said he will consider retirement ... if he wins the 2017 NASCAR Cup title. Earnhardt has never won a championship, and while he isn't considered a favorite to win the title -- he wasn't running well enough to win it at the time he stepped out of the car last year and missed the final 18 races because of a concussion -- it certainly can't be ruled out with NASCAR's unique playoff system, ESPN.com reports.

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February 19, 2017

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Earnhardt Jr. qualified on the outside pole for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 192.864 mph.

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January 31, 2017

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Earnhardt said Tuesday he has recovered from balance and gaze stability issues that affected him for several months after he suffered a concussion last June that cost him half the season, ESPN.com reports.

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January 13, 2017

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Continuing a tradition of running his own JR Motorsports Chevy each season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is scheduled to make a pair of starts in the No. 88 Chevy Camaro this season in races at Bristol in August and Richmond in September, jrmracing.com reports.

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December 8, 2016

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Following a test session Wednesday afternoon at Darlington Raceway, Hendrick Motorsports driver Earnhardt Jr. has been medically cleared to resume NASCAR competition after making a full recovery from a concussion, Hendrick Motorsports PR reports.

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December 3, 2016

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Earnhardt Jr.'s hot streak in Las Vegas continued Friday night. The driver of the No. 88 Chevy was named the National Motorsports Press Association Sprint Most Popular Driver for the 14th consecutive year, extending his record streak, Hendrick Motorsports PR reports.

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