Dale Earnhardt Jr.: By the numbers

first_img50 — The number of NASCAR national series victories for Dale Earnhardt Jr., with 26 in premier-series competition and 24 in what is now known as the XFINITY Series. 3 — The car number made famous by his father, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt. Also, Earnhardt Jr.’s highest-ranking finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings, in 2003. 600 — The milestone number of premier-series starts Earnhardt achieved in March 2017 at Auto Club Speedway. 540 — The number of times that Dale Earnhardt Jr. was scored as running at the finish in his career, an 89.6 percent rate. 8 — Earnhardt Jr.’s first car number in NASCAR premier-series competition. Also, his starting spot in his premier series debut in the 1999 Coca-Cola 600. 1 — The number of NASCAR All-Star Race victories in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s career. He became the invitational event’s first rookie winner in 2000. 426 — The number of laps led by Earnhardt in his first full season (2000) in NASCAR’s top division. For a deeper statistical dive, visit Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s page at racing-reference.info. 21 — The age at which Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his debut in what is now the NASCAR XFINITY Series. He finished 14th on June 22, 1996 at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway. 10 — The number of seasons that Dale Earnhardt Jr. has driven for Hendrick Motorsports, which fields his No. 88 Chevrolet.11.3 — The best average finish in a single full season in Earnhardt Jr.’s career, recorded in his three-win campaign of 2015. 20 — Over two seasons (2012 and 2016), the number of races that Earnhardt missed due to concussions. 149 — The number of top-five finishes that Earnhardt Jr has registered in his career at NASCAR’s top level. 13 — The number of Coors Light Pole Awards that Earnhardt has collected in his career in NASCAR’s top division. 1,131 — The number of laps led in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s most prolific season (2004) in that category. 312 — The number of starts — as of April 25, 2017 — made by Dale Earnhardt Jr. for Hendrick Motorsports. 42 — The age at which Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his decision to retire from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.RELATED: Dale Jr. explains his decision — best quotes from the No. 88 driver and Rick Hendrickcenter_img 143 — The number of races in the longest losing skid of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s career, spanning 2008-12. Both wins that bookended the dry spell were recorded at Michigan International Speedway. 6 — The number of wins recorded by Earnhardt Jr. at Talladega Superspeedway, the most among active drivers. Also, the number of victories Earnhardt achieved in his winningest season (2004).RELATED: All of Junior’s wins | Dale Jr. through the years BUY TICKETS: See the races at Richmond RELATED: Dale Jr. announces retirement | Amy’s message to DaleA statistical look at the NASCAR career of Dale Earnhardt Jr., with numbers as of April 25, the day he announced his retirement from the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the 2017 season. 100 — Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached this milestone number of premier-series starts on Sept. 1, 2002 in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. He finished 16th. 12 — The number of tracks where Dale Earnhardt Jr. won in his premier-series career — Talladega (6), Daytona (4), Phoenix (3), Richmond (3), Pocono (2), Michigan (2), and one each at Atlanta, Martinsville, Bristol, Chicagoland, Texas and Dover.RELATED: Best paint schemes | Junior plans to run two XFINITY races in ’18 291 — The number of starts that Earnhardt Jr. made for Dale Earnhardt Inc., the team founded by his father that gave him his start in what is now the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. 2 — The number of Daytona 500 victories recorded by Dale Earnhardt Jr. 0 — The number of laps completed in Earnhardt Jr.’s shortest race, the result of a first-lap crash in the 2001 Dura Lube 400 at Rockingham. The event was the first for NASCAR after the death of Dale Earnhardt Sr. in a last-lap crash in the Daytona 500. 22 — The number of top-10 finishes Earnhardt Jr. posted in both of his NASCAR XFINITY Series championship seasons. 595.5 — The number of miles Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed in his big-league debut May 30, 1999 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earnhardt placed 16th, three laps down in the Coca-Cola 600. 88 — The car number the Dale Earnhardt Jr. has campaigned since moving to Hendrick Motorsports in 2008. 24 — The age at which Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his debut in NASCAR’s premier series. 8,195 — The number of laps led in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s career to date. </p>last_img

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