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.

RB prospect Foreman reveals his son died during 2016 season

  RB prospect Foreman reveals his son died during 2016 season As he was preparing to jump from college to the NFL, Texas running back prospect D'Onta Foreman experienced a tragic turn of events during the 2016 season. Foreman revealed to NFL Network's Andrea Kremer that his son - D'Onta Jr. - died two months after being born premature last September. The 21-year-old had not previously talked about the loss publicly."I really didn't know how to feel," Foreman said. "I was like numb. I felt like something was taken away from me before I had a chance to experience it.

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

In NASCAR, this could be the worst of times -- or the best .
There is lots of young driving talent coming up to fill the void left by Dale Earnhardt Jr., others.RICHMOND, Va. — In the vernacular of NASCAR racing, this exact moment in history could perhaps be best described as one of those best-of-times/worst-of-times deals.

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