Sport Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals new patriotic paint scheme

07:00  21 april  2017
07:00  21 april  2017 Source:   Sporting News

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s day comes to an early end at Bristol

  Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s day comes to an early end at Bristol An apparent broken oil cooler leads to the No. 88 Chevy going straight into the wall.As the field got up to speed on a restart on Lap 218 of the 500-lap Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race, Earnhardt’s No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet went straight into the wall in Turn 1 after the oil cooler appeared to break loose in his engine, sending oil spewing everywhere.

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Tuesday morning, Dale Earnhardt Jr . revealed the paint scheme he’ll carry when Axalta will be the primary sponsor of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet during the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cups Series season. It’s called “Flash Point,” and in a word, it’s hot.

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When Dale Earnhardt Jr. hits the track May 13 at Kansas Speedway he will be rocking a brand-new patriotic look.

Earnhardt and Hendrick Motorsports revealed a red-white-and-blue paint theme in partnership with Mountain Dew.

Check out the @mountaindew ride for next month's race at @kansasspeedway. #JRMPR

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Hopefully the new paint scheme will help Junior return to victory lane where he hasn't celebrated a win since November 2015 in Phoenix.

The racing world reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement announcement with sadness and support

  The racing world reacts to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement announcement with sadness and support The racing legend says he'll finish his career at the end of 2017.With the legend and veteran of over 600 career starts making the announcement on Tuesday morning, the racing world immediately responded on Twitter, including messages from family members, fellow drivers, teams, tracks and sponsors:

Dale Earnhardt Jr .'s Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS joins those ranks this year, with a special patriotic look for the No. 88. In addition to Earnhardt 's new paint scheme , the All-Star Race will feature an exciting new format (read about it here).

Dale Earnhardt Jr .’s No. 88 Chevrolet will help kick the season off on May 13 at Kansas Speedway with a brand- new patriotic look.

PHOTOS: 7 DRIVERS WHO COULD NOTCH FIRST WIN OF 2017

NASCAR is ready for another new winner in 2017 and Bristol Motor Speedway might just be the place it happens.The tiny 0.533-mile oval this weekend plays host to the Food City 500 (Sunday, 1:30 p.m. ET on FOX), race No. 8 of 26 in NASCAR’s regular season.No disrespect to Brad Keselowski, the only two-time winner on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series circuit this year, or one-race winners Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Larson, Ryan Newman, Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch, but there are plenty of talented, hungry drivers out there who’d love to win at Bristol. In fact, NASCAR’s loop data shows that the four highest-rated active drivers in the Food City 500 from 2005 forward are all winless so far this year. So here are seven drivers who on Sunday I believe could be the seventh different Cup race winners of 2017: 7 Monster Energy drivers who could be 7th different winners of 2017

Watchdog: Inmates hid computers, tapped into prison network .
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Ohio prisoners took discarded computers and used them to access the prison's network, create inmate passes for restricted areas and apply for credit cards under another inmate's name for a planned tax fraud scheme, the state's government watchdog reported Wednesday.The inspector general'sThe inspector general's report says a lack of supervision at the Marion Correctional Institution enabled the inmates to hide two computers in the ceiling and run wiring to connect to the prison network. The prisoners were able to access the internal records of other inmates.

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