Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dale Earnhardt Jr always consistent at Bristol

Dale Earnhardt Jr is 12/1 to win Sunday at Bristol
No. 88 Mtn Dew DEWshine Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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

MTN DEW DEWSHINE: Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive the green and gold No. 88 Mtn Dew DEWshine Chevrolet SS this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mtn Dew DEWshine is a craft, premium soft drink inspired by the brand’s roots in the backwoods of Tennessee. It’s a clear, citrus DEW made with real cane sugar and packaged in clear glass bottles. Mtn Dew DEWshine is now on shelves in the soft drink section and is available nationally wherever premium beverages are sold.

RUNNING AT FINISH: Earnhardt has been running at the finish of 28 of the 30 (93.3 percent) races he’s entered at Bristol. He’s also completed 14,540 of 15,016 laps (96.8 percent) in his 30 starts. He has the second-most lead lap finishes (23 of 30) at Bristol behind teammate Gordon.

AVERAGE FINISH AT BRISTOL: According to NASCAR's loop data statistics, Earnhardt has the third-best average finish among all drivers in the last 20 Cup races at Bristol. Earnhardt, who recorded 10 top-10s during that time frame, has an average finish of 11.9.

CHASSIS CHOICE: This weekend, crew chief Greg Ives and the No. 88 team will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-857. Earnhardt most recently raced the chassis to a 12th-place finish at Richmond International Raceway last September.

SHORT-TRACK STATS: In 92 Cup starts on short tracks that are under one mile in length, Earnhardt has recorded five wins, one pole positions, 28 top-five finishes and 44 top-10s.
2015 Season
  • 7th in standings
  • 7 starts
  • 0 wins
  • 0 pole positions
  • 4 top-five finishes
  • 5 top-10 finishes
  • 37 laps led
  • 548 starts
  • 23 wins
  • 13 pole positions
  • 131 top-five finishes
  • 229 top-10 finishes
  • 7,884 laps led
Bristol Career 
  • 30 starts
  • 1 win
  • 0 pole positions
  • 7 top-five finishes
  • 14 top-10 finishes
  • 790 laps led

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