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Dennis Erb Jr. has always been a regular on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, winning the points championship three times in a row from 2007-2009. Backed by longtime crew chief Heather Lyne, an electrical engineer, the two are arguably the most interesting yet recognizable driver-crew chief combo in Late Model racing history.
Since 2013, Erb has been racing at the national level, getting repeated experience racing on tracks outside of his native Illinois.
Known as one of the drivers in the pits that goes about his business, it’s his dedication to the sport and commitment to excellence that has brought numerous episodes of success throughout his career; most notably a $100,000 win in the 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.
Outside of the national stage, Erb has enjoyed success at the local/regional level as well, capturing the 2007 and 2008 DIRTcar Late Model national points championships to compliment his Summer Nationals titles.
Despite his success with DIRTcar and intermittent appearances with the World of Outlaws, Erb had never previously competed as a part of the full-time Outlaw roster until the 2019 season, when he locked up a solid sixth-place finish in the final points standings.
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Engine Builder – Clements Racing Engines
Sponsors – McBride Mac, VoMac Truck Sales, Deegan’s Garage, Ideal Ready Mix, M&M Painting & Construction
Nickname – The One-Man Band
Crew Members – Heather Lyne – Crew Chief
Favorite Track – Eldora Speedway. Very fast and prestigious races.
Would you rather race on a slick or tacky track? – Slick
Who is/was the driver you look(ed) up to the most? – Billy Moyer
Most memorable racing moment, good or bad? – Winning the 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway.
What’s the most enjoyable part of racing? – Working on cars and driving them.
Favorite restaurant to stop at while on the road? – Chili’s
What’s one thing you can’t live without while on the road? – My dog Joey!
What’s the last movie you watched and what did you think of it? – American Made. It was a good movie, based on a true story.