NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
21 Jun
Event finished
27 Jun
Event finished
28 Jun
Event finished
12 Jul
Event finished
19 Jul
Event finished
23 Jul
Event finished
02 Aug
Event finished
08 Aug
Event finished
R
22 Aug
Next event in
7 days
R
Daytona III
29 Aug
Next event in
14 days
R
Darlington III
06 Sep
Next event in
22 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
Next event in
26 days
R
Bristol II
19 Sep
Next event in
35 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
Next event in
41 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
Next event in
48 days
R
Charlotte III
09 Oct
Next event in
55 days
R
Kansas II
18 Oct
Next event in
64 days
R
Texas II
25 Oct
Next event in
71 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
Next event in
76 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
Next event in
83 days

Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to make history at Daytona

shares
comments
Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to make history at Daytona
By:
Dec 11, 2018, 7:47 PM

Retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. will pace the field to the green flag in the Daytona 500 in a truck for the first time.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports and Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing
Dale Earnhardt Jr. takes the checkered flag
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet

After winning the “Great American Race” twice, Earnhardt will return to Daytona International Speedway and lead the field to the green flag on Feb. 17 in a new Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck for the first time.

“I’ve had a lot of fun and a lot of success at Daytona over the years, and now I can’t wait to get out on that track in a Silverado,” said Earnhardt. “Away from the track I’ve driven Chevy trucks all my life, and I’m excited to have this unique experience of pacing the Daytona 500 with the Silverado.”

In addition to winning the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014, Earnhardt was a two-time winner of the July race at Daytona, overall scoring four wins, 13 top-5 finishes and 19 top 10s in 36 Cup Series career starts at Daytona.

“Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the perfect choice to pace the race because of his enthusiasm for the sport, his long history with Chevrolet and his love of trucks,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.

“It’ll be exciting to have Dale lead the field to green in the strongest, most advanced Silverado ever.”

In the previous 12 races Chevrolet has supplied the pace vehicle at Daytona for the season opener, the Camaro led the field seven times and the iconic Corvette has been used five times.

From the editor, also read:



Broadcast times released for 2019 NASCAR Cup Series events

Previous article

Broadcast times released for 2019 NASCAR Cup Series events

Next article

Jamie McMurray joins "whole new world" as NASCAR TV analyst

Jamie McMurray joins "whole new world" as NASCAR TV analyst
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Author Tim Southers