Dale Earnhardt Jr. still has ‘the itch’ to race

first_imgThat competitiveness, though, is something he credits for making his job in the booth more fulfilling.”The way that I feel about (racing) and the way that I miss it is kind of healthy toward doing the job as a broadcaster,” Earnhardt said. “It makes me excited to go watch the race and excited about what I’m going to see.”The 44-year-old had his growing pains this year in the booth but was happy to learn from his mistakes and will work to get better.”The majority of the feedback that I got was positive, and that spurred me on just to keep digging and keep working and keep doing what I was doing,” he said. “Hopefully that will be enough to keep me around for a while.” Dale Earnhardt Jr. may have retired from full-time NASCAR racing, but that doesn’t mean he never wants to race again.”I have this itch or an urge to go race or run a race or just drive a car somewhere,” Earnhardt said Thursday, via ESPN. “But I don’t have a clear regret or a real urge that’s got to be satisfied.” Earnhardt spent almost the entirety of the season in the broadcast booth with NBC in 2018, but he did find his way onto the track once for an Xfinity race in Richmond.He finished fourth there and looked every bit of the competitor he always has been — he just didn’t quite have the car to come away with a win. Related News Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to race again in 2019 after finishing 4th in Richmond While Earnhardt has not indicated he wants to get back to racing full time, he would like to get in a car again. Immediately after finishing his Xfinity race in Richmond this year he said just that.”We’ll try to do another one next year, we’ll see where we go,” he said. “We’ll be with Hellmann’s again, and we have to figure out what race that’s going to be.”last_img read more

Dodgers’ World Series Game 1: Live updates from Fenway, photos, stories, and more

first_imgCOLLECTIBLE BOBBLEHEADS:Baseball and bobbleheads. A perfect match.Whether you are a bobblehead collector or a fan of Dodgers/Red Sox in the World Series, there is one for you.PreviousA bobblehead of classic Bobble Boy, with the 2018 MLB World Series logos. It was produced and manufactured by FOCO exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and is officially licensed by MLB. (Photo courtesy of Phil Sklar)A bobblehead of the Red Sox mascot, Wally, wearing a Red Sox uniform. It was produced and manufactured by FOCO exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and are officially licensed by the team and MLB. (Photo courtesy of Phil Sklar) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsA bobblehead of classic Bobble Boy wearing a Dodgers uniform. It was produced and manufactured by FOCO exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and are officially licensed by the team and MLB. (Photo courtesy of Phil Sklar)A bobblehead of classic Bobble Boy, with the 2018 MLB World Series logos. It was produced and manufactured by FOCO exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and is officially licensed by MLB. (Photo courtesy of Phil Sklar)NextShow Caption1 of 3A bobblehead of classic Bobble Boy, with the 2018 MLB World Series logos. It was produced and manufactured by FOCO exclusively for the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum and is officially licensed by MLB. (Photo courtesy of Phil Sklar)ExpandPREVIEW SECTION: Below you can find everything you need to get ready for the World Series.POLL: WHICH CITY HAS IT BETTER?The rivalry between L.A. and Boston is real. Which city has it better? We want your vote.The Twitter polls include the best ballpark dog, Magic vs. Bird, LA River vs. Charles River (we had to give them one) and more. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Red Sox manager Alex Cora is another featured matchup to follow throughout the series. They are the first two minority managers to meet in the World Series and were teammates on the Dodgers in 2002-04.While free agent-to-be Manny Machado’s future with the Dodgers is uncertain after this season, the midseason acquisition made his intentions clear when speaking to the media.“I’m here to win a World Series,” said the All-Star shortstop, who will surely receive his share of boos from the fans in Boston the way he did in Milwaukee.Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill will feel right at home in Boston, having grown up 15 minutes from Fenway Park, the league’s oldest ballpark. TICKETS:How much do you want tickets for a World Series game this year? Find out how much they are going for on third-party websites. PREDICTIONSHow is the series likely to unfold? Columnist Mark Whicker has a take on what to expect, while Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett reaches his own conclusion in his essential and comprehensive World Series scouting report, which compares the teams’ lineups, rotations, bullpens, benches and managers.REPRESENT YOUR TEAM:Since the Dodgers won the National League pennant, new merchandise has become available around stores in Southern California and at Dodger Stadium. Take a look.PreviousTony Pasillas, 11, tries on a Dodgers sweatshirt at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ win over the Chicago Cubs put the team back in the World Series for the first time in nearly 30 years and it has also ignited a retail frenzy as hard-core fans scramble to snap up Dodgers clothing and memorabilia. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A big display of Dodger World Series gear sits at the front entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Rich Thatch, Los Angeles, shops for a World Series Dodgers hat at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsJoe Johnson helps his girlfriend, Sherry Hadeland, pick out a Dodgers jersey for her grandson at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Joe Liberto is all smiles after searching, and finally finding, a Turner jersey for his wife at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Edward Orozco searches for a new Dodgers shirt at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Carol Begay, of Alhambra, checks out a sticker packet as she shops for post season Dodgers clothing and memorabilia at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Carol Roth, of Sherman Oaks, shops for newDodger hat for herself and a shirt for her husband at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The last hat Roth bought was in 1986 at her first Dodger game. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Carlos “Tito” Altamirano, of Eagle Rock, looks for a World Series sweatshirt as he shops for post season Dodgers clothing and memorabilia at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dominic Sweat, 3, of Pasadena, helps his mother Anabelle shop for post season Dodger clothing and memorabilia at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodger fans shop for post season Dodgers clothing and memorabilia at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Aaron Geyer, of Glendale, shops for post season Dodgers clothing and memorabilia at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodger fans shop for post season Dodgers clothing and memorabilia at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dominic Sweat, 3, of Pasadena, helps his mother shop for post season Dodger clothing and memorabilia at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Carol Roth, of Sherman Oaks, waits in line to purchase a Dodger hat for herself and a shirt for her husband at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The last hat Roth bought was in 1986 at her first Dodger game. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodger fans shop for post season Dodgers clothing and memorabilia at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Monday, October 22, 2018. The store has had to restock several times to keep up with customer demand since the Dodgers made it to the World Series. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Rich Thatch, Los Ángeles, compra un gorro de los World Series Dodgers en el Dodger Stadium el lunes. 22 de octubre de 2018. (Foto por Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News / SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Jacob Cuevas, Claremont, and father Albert shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)People shop for Dodgers merchandise at Dodger Stadium on Mon. Oct. 22, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Dean Fernandez, 8, looks thorough Dodger World Series shirts with his grandmother, Nancy Fernandez, at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Jessie Fernandez, 5, holds on to Dodgers wristbands as she shops for Dodger gear with her brother and grandmother at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Jessie Fernandez, 5, shows off a pier of Dodgers pajamas as she shops for Dodger gear with her brother and grandmother at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Carol Diaz shops for Dodgers shirts for her and her dog Dova, a 5-year-old Chiweenie, at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ win over the Chicago Cubs put the team back in the World Series for the first time in nearly 30 years and it has also ignited a retail frenzy as hard-core fans scramble to snap up Dodgers clothing and memorabilia. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Tony Pasillas, 11, tries on a Dodgers sweatshirt at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pasadena on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ win over the Chicago Cubs put the team back in the World Series for the first time in nearly 30 years and it has also ignited a retail frenzy as hard-core fans scramble to snap up Dodgers clothing and memorabilia. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)A big display of Dodger World Series gear sits at the front entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 31A big display of Dodger World Series gear sits at the front entrance to Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tustin, CA, on Monday, Oct 22, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Expandcenter_img You can find live updates for all World Series games below. Viewing on a mobile device? Click here. Redemption should be on the Dodgers’ minds for a number of reasons.The Dodgers are back in the World Series after falling short last year against the Houston Astros in Game 7. The loss extended the franchise’s championship drought, which dates to 1988.The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale of the Red Sox have been announced as the starters from their respective teams in Game 1. The lineups for Tuesday night’s game are in, and the Dodgers are loading up with right-handed hitters against Sale.In-game box score | World Series scouting report | Game 1 photos Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more