Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Dale Earnhardt Jr. using winning 2014 Pocono chassis at Las Vegas

Dale Earnhardt Jr is 8/1 to win 2015 Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas
Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
Hometown; Kannapolis, North Carolina
Age; 40
Resides; Mooresville, North Carolina

STRONG START: Dale Earnhardt Jr. opened the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season by posting back-to-back third-place finishes at Daytona and Atlanta. Earnhardt’s average finish of 3.0 in the first two races tied for the second best of his 15 previous full Cup seasons. Prior to this year, he had an average finish of 1.5 in the first two races of 2014 and an average finish of 3.0 to open 2004.

AT LAS VEGAS: Earnhardt has an average finish of 7.9 behind the wheel of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet during his seven Cup events for Hendrick Motorsports at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Earnhardt has the most runner-up finishes at the 1.5-mile oval with three.

LAS VEGAS STATS: Among active drivers, Earnhardt ranks fifth in the laps led category with 283 total at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS is also tied for eighth among active, full-time drivers at the 1.5-mile racetrack with three top-five finishes and tied for second with eight top-10s.

CHASSIS CHOICE: This weekend, crew chief Greg Ives and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-810. Earnhardt most recently raced the car at Kansas in October 2014. It is the same chassis Earnhardt drove to Victory Lane at Pocono in June and August of last season.

VEGAS DOUBLE: Earnhardt will drive the No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevrolet during the 300-mile NASCAR XFINITY Series event on March 7 at Las Vegas. The 1998 and 1999 XFINITY Series champion has scored three top-five finishes and four top-10s in five XFINITY starts at the 1.5-mile track.

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