With multiple wins and a championship, it is only right to bring back the number for Kyle Larson in 2021. The No. 88 will always be Dale Earnhardt Jr’s number. He brought it to Hendrick Motorsports and it is the perfect opportunity to make the change.
Who will drive the 88 car in 2020?
When seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson steps out of his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at the end of the 2020 season, Alex Bowman will be taking over one of the most successful rides in the sport. Already a Hendrick driver, Bowman will switch from the No. 88 car to the now-iconic No.
Does Dale Jr own the 88 car?
8 Chevrolet Monte Carlo for Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI), his father’s team in the NASCAR Cup Series, for much of his early Cup career, he moved to Hendrick Motorsports to drive the No. 88 in 2008. He remained with HMS until his retirement as a full-time driver in 2017.
|Dale Earnhardt Jr.|
|Weight||178.5 lb (81.0 kg)|
Who will drive for Hendrick in 2021?
2021 season preview: Hendrick Motorsports
- HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS.
- Kyle Larson, No. 5 Chevrolet.
- Chase Elliott, No. 9 Chevrolet.
- William Byron, No. 24 Chevrolet.
- Alex Bowman, No. 48 Chevrolet.
What will happen to the 88 car in 2021?
As a result, there will be no #88 Chevrolet in 2021. There hasn’t not been a #88 car in a Cup Series season since 1993. Bowman replaced Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind the wheel of the #88 Chevrolet after Earnhardt retired following the 2017 season.
Who is the wealthiest Nascar driver?
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. earns the ranking of the most wealthiest NASCAR driver, with an estimated net worth of $300 million.
What will happen to the 88 car?
2021 ride: No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Cup Series. Outlook: After three seasons of making the playoffs in the No. 88, Bowman will be the driver to take over the seat vacated by the retired Jimmie Johnson.
Why did Dale Jr leave DEI?
Earnhardt Jr. left DEI over a bitter contract dispute that revolved around ownership and control of the team and its declining performance. To protect his own brand and further his career, he had to leave his father’s team — a travesty and deathblow to DEI.
Who’s driving for JR Motorsports in 2020?
JRM’s No. 8 team is ready to roll with a trio of veteran drivers behind the wheel in 2020, including Jeb Burton, JRM newcomer Daniel Hemric and team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Does Jeff Gordon own the 48 car?
Gordon, along with Rick Hendrick, co-owns the No. 48 Chevrolet previously driven by Jimmie Johnson, who won seven Cup championships from 2006 to 2010, 2013, and in 2016. Gordon also has an equity stake in the No. 24 team.
Who is driving the 48 in 2021?
Coming off a career year in his third full season with 13-time NASCAR Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports, driver Alex Bowman is ready for even more. In 2021, he will be paired for the fourth year in a row with crew chief Greg Ives, but with a whole new look as the pair move to the iconic No.
Is Kyle Larson joining Hendrick Motorsports?
Kyle Larson has signed a multiyear contract with Hendrick Motorsports to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE beginning with the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season. The 28-year-old driver will be paired with crew chief Cliff Daniels, who will shift from the No.
Who will take over Hendrick Motorsports?
24 DuPont Automotive Finishes Chevrolet team. With that in mind, Owner Rick Hendrick voiced to Racing News in December 2018 that once he steps into retirement, Gordon will take his spot leading Hendrick Motorsports.
Who will replace Jimmie Johnson 2021?
Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that Alex Bowman will replace Jimmie Johnson next season, shifting to the organization’s No. 48 Chevrolet for the NASCAR Cup Series in 2021.