Dale Jr. will drive #88 this weekend in both series
JR is revving up for a fast weekend
On May 21, 2010, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fought for a 7th place finish at Bristol. Only five months later JR will be behind the wheel of #88 in both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series at Thunder Valley. In his last 17 races at Bristol, Earnhardt has finished 11th or better 14 times.
“In 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts at Bristol Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has scored one win, seven top-five finishes and 12 top-10s” said Hendrick Motorsports.
“The 35-year-old driver has an average finishing position of 11.4 and has completed 98.6 percent of all laps he’s attempted (10,365 of 10,513 total). He has led 743 laps at the .533-mile oval. His 11.4 average finish at Bristol is a personal best for the driver in the Sprint Cup Series.”
In the nationwide race, JR will be driving the Realtree Outfitters/CARCHEX paint scheme on the #88 and is racing with Pops (crew chief Tony Eury Sr.), whose son helped JR to a win at Daytona in 2004.
On the world’s fastest half-mile, anything is possible.