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Dale Jr. joins Twitter after Daytona 500 victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. made good on his promise to join Twitter if he won the Daytona 500, posting a photo of himself with the race trophy.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. edges Denny Hamlin in rain-delayed Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. overcame a record rain delay and three late crashes for his second Daytona 500 victory Sunday, beating Denny Hamlin to the finish line.

Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin win Budweiser Duels at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin each claimed a Budweiser Duel victory Thursday at Daytona International Speedway, earning top positions for the Daytona 500.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014.
By United Press International

Rookie Austin Dillon claims Daytona 500 pole in No. 3 car's return

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Rookie driver Austin Dillon claimed the pole position of the season-opening Daytona 500 during Sunday's qualifying race with a lap of 196.019 mph.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes his chances at the Daytona 500 and Talladega

Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes his chances at the Daytona 500 and Talladega

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- After three second-place finishes in the Daytona 500 in the past four years, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is optimistic about his chances of winning the race in 2014.
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Jimmie Johnson earns sixth Sprint Cup championship

Jimmie Johnson earns sixth Sprint Cup championship

HOMESTEAD, Fla., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson's ninth-place finish Sunday at the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 garnered him his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.

Kevin Harvick repeats at Phoenix, Johnson widens Chase lead

AVONDALE, Ariz., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Defending champ Kevin Harvick repeated at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday and Jimmie Johnson widened his Sprint Cup lead with a third-place finish.

Jimmie Johnson regains Chase lead with Texas Motor Speedway victory

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson cruised to a victory at Texas Motor Speedway Sunday, reclaiming the points lead of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.

Jamie McMurray ends long Sprint Cup drought with Talladega victory

LINCOLN, Ala., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Jamie McMurray ended a 108-race winless drought Sunday, outpacing Dale Earnhardt Jr. down the stretch to take the Sprint Cup event at Talladega Superspeedway.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Harvick wins first Sprint Cup pole in seven years

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick won his first pole in 254 races Friday, leading the qualifying for the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson gains ground in Sprint Cup Chase with Dover win

DOVER, Del., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson dominated at Dover International Speedway Sunday, winning the AAA 400 while enhancing his chances for a Sprint Cup championship.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins pole at Dover

DOVER, Del., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. established a track qualifying record Friday in winning the pole for Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Matt Kenseth waits out rain, opens Chase with Chicagoland win

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Matt Kenseth overcame lengthy rain delays to claim a victory at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, kicking off the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
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Ralph Dale Earnhardt (April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001) was an American race car driver, best known for his career driving stock cars in NASCAR's top division.

Earnhardt is notable for his success in the Winston Cup Series (now the Sprint Cup Series), winning seventy-six races (including one Daytona 500 victory in 1998). Dale earned seven championships which is tied for the most all time with Richard Petty. His aggressive driving style led to controversy and earned him the nickname "The Intimidator".

Earnhardt died in a last-lap crash during the 2001 Daytona 500. He has been inducted in numerous halls of fame, including the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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