A couple years back Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to Terminal West, an old foundry turned mid-sized concert venue in Atlanta, to see a band that had caught his attention. Lord Huron had popped up on his Twenty One Pilots Pandora station and Junior was hooked by the Los Angeles-based indie folk music. Earnhardt had met someone close to the band, so after the show he was ushered backstage to meet the musicians.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Brandon Jones scored his first career Xfinity pole and extended Richard Childress Racing’s streak of three consecutive poles for the February Xfinity race at Daytona International Speedway. The series races in the Powershares QQQ 300 on Saturday afternoon. The green flag is scheduled to wave at 3:49 p.m. ET. Jones won the pole with a lap of 184.472 mph. He will be joined on the front row by Roush Fenway Racing’s Ryan Reed. Brennan Poole starts third, Daniel Hemric starts fourth and Ty Dillon completes the top five. Austin Dillon starts 16th for Richard Childress Racing after an issue in qualifying. NASCAR confiscated his set of tires because the team had used a substance
Jimmie Johnson is facing an opportunity only two other men ever have. By capturing his seventh NASCAR Cup championship last season, Johnson is now tied for the most all-time with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. “It ends arguments,” Johnson told Yahoo Sports.