Dale Earnhardt Jr. adjusts his Nationwide schedule
Monday, Mar. 11, 2013
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 09: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy Orange Chevrolet, sits in his car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
JR Motorsports general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced Monday a change in NASCAR Nationwide Series schedules for drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne.
Earnhardt Jr. was previously scheduled to race in the May 4 race at Talladega Superspeedway as part of his four-race Nationwide slate in 2013. Now, he will compete in the Sept. 14 race at Chicagoland Speedway instead. In turn, Kahne will now compete at Talladega as part of his 11-race line-up in 2013. Both drivers will compete in Great Clips-sponsored Chevrolets Earnhardt in the No. 88 Camaro and Kahne in the No. 5.
Kasey and I were chatting about our Nationwide Series schedules, and I was looking for more track time at a place like Chicago, said Earnhardt Jr. Kasey mentioned how he would love a shot at winning at Talladega.
"One of our 2013 goals at JR Motorsports is to be a better asset to Hendrick Motorsports. For me personally, this scheduling change helps us do just that.