Dale Earnhardt Jr’s NASCAR Team on the Verge of Beating Record Set by Hendrick Motorsports & JGR Racing Ahead of Texas Race

Published 05/15/2022, 5:21 AM EDT
DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – AUGUST 30: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #8 Hellmann’s Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway on August 30, 2019 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Not many are talking about this, but JR Motorsports is on the verge of making NASCAR history. If Dale Earnhardt Jr’s team wins in Texas next week, they’ll become the first team to win four races in a row in history.

Noah Gragson won at Talladega, Josh Berry did so at Dover, and Justin Allgaier took the checkered flag at Darlington.

One more JRM car in the victory lane and they’ll surpass the joint record set by Hendrick Motorsports between ’07-’09 and Joe Gibbs Racing in 2019.

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Who is Dale Earnhardt Jr’s favorite JR Motorsports driver?

In an interview, JRM driver, Justin Allgaier revealed the one driver that Dale Jr. really admires, an admiration with which he’s quite open about within his team.

“He’s talked about it a lot,. Josh (Berry) has been somebody…the growth of the JR Motorsports as a whole, Josh has been an integral part of that and they’re really, really good buddies,” Allgaier said. “Dale, definitely from what I would say, gravitate towards Josh.”

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“But on the other side of it, he also understands business. He understands race team business, and he’s in all of our corners,” the JRM driver continued. “Even though they’re the closest, I would say that he’s really good at being neutral, being Switzerland, I guess.”

TALLADEGA, AL – OCTOBER 15: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet, prepares to drive during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 15, 2017 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Having said that, the JRM driver Dale Earnhardt Jr touted for a Cup Series drive wasn’t Josh Berry, it was Noah Gragson.

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“I think he’s a Cup level talent with more room to grow (upside),” Earnhardt wrote“Also brings a lot of personality and marketability. Feel like he’s earned a full time cup opportunity.”

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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