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DALE EARNHARDT JR. - WINNER
#88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.1
· One win, 10 top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 10.0
· Led 12 races for 340 laps
Talladega Superspeedway Outlook:
· Five wins, nine top fives, 13 top 10s
· Average finish of 14.8 in 25 races
· Series-best Average Running Position of 14.8
· Driver Rating of 90.0, second-best
· 66 Fastest Laps Run, fourth-most
· 4,926 Green Flag Passes, fourth-most
#2 Miller Lite Dodge
· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 98.0
· Five wins, 12 top fives, 18 top 10s
· Average finish of 10.6
· Led 17 races for 503 laps
Talladega Superspeedway Outlook
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. addresses the media during qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway. Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCARBy: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @TobalicalDale Earnhardt Jr. headed into Talladega Superspeedway with high hopes, and a fast racecar, but at the end of the day he was left with a wadded up No. 88 chevrolet, and a headache. Following one of...
Can you imagine the Sprint Cup Series without Dale Earnhardt Jr.?
"If this is what we did every week, I wouldn't be doing it, I will just put it to you like that," Earnhardt said after Sunday's Good Sam 500 at Talladega Speedway. "If this is how we raced every week, I would find another job."
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows exactly what strategy he needs at Talladega Superspeedway.
He needs to go for broke and get a win.
His championship hopes fading, Earnhardt is among a handful of drivers who believe Sunday's race could be the one that lifts them back into title contention. There's some separation in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field, and three drivers...
Matt Kenseth left Talladega with the trophy.
Brad Keselowski left with the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. left with a bad taste in his mouth.
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn't happy -- far from it.That's understandable. In a split second, Earnhardt's hopes for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship were swept away in the final corner at Talladega.A victim of a 25-car last-lap crash, Earnhardt finished 20th in Sunday's Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 and fell to 11th in the Chase standings, 51 points behind leader...
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. led the way with a lap of 48.462 seconds in the final practice for the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 from Talladega. Rounding out the top five was Kurt Busch, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, and Marcos Ambrose. Only 32 of the 43 cars entered in the race took part in the final practice. Kasey Kahne and Brad Keselowski posted the slowest time among Chase drivers...
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