Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Dale Earnhardt Jr. using brand new chassis at Richmond

Earnhardt Jr. is 12/1 to win at Richmond
No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina
Age: 40 
Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina

Among active competitors, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of four drivers ranked tied for second with three Cup victories at Richmond. Earnhardt most recently went to Victory Lane at Richmond on May 6, 2006, after leading 47 laps.

CHASSIS CHOICE: This weekend, crew chief Greg Ives will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-932. This is a brand new chassis that has not been raced.

DRIVER RATING: According to NASCAR's loop data statistics, Earnhardt ranks 12th in the driver rating category at Richmond with a score of 86.9 in the last 20 races. The driver rating is a formula that combines wins, top-15 finishes, average running position while on the lead lap, average speed under green, fastest lap, most laps led and lead-lap finishes. The maximum a driver can earn in each race is 150 points. The driver rating number is used pre-race as a prediction tool and post-race as a performance evaluator.

TRACK TAKEOVER: Nationwide is proud to partner with Richmond to sponsor the popular Track Takeover, during which all ticket holders can put their feet on the pavement hours before the green flag waves. Fans in attendance can sign the start/finish line, have their photo taken with the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS show car and test their driving skills on Nationwide’s racing simulator. Earnhardt is scheduled to make an appearance at 4:15 pm ET on Saturday.

2015 Season
  • 6th in standings
  • 8 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 4 top-five finishes
  • 5 top-10 finishes
  • 37 laps led
  • 549 starts
  • 23 wins
  • 13 pole positions
  • 131 top-five finishes
  • 229 top-10 finishes
  • 7,884 laps led
Richmond Career 
  • 31 starts
  • 3 wins
  • 1 pole position
  • 9 top-five finishes
  • 13 top-10 finishes
  • 501 laps led

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