POINTS REPORT: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet SS, earned his sixth top-10 finish of the season recently after finishing 10th at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway on April 27. He now ranks fourth in the driver standings and trails leader and teammate Jimmie Johnson by 46 points. Nine races into the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Earnhardt has three top-five finishes and owns the third-best average finishing position.
AT TALLADEGA: In 26 Cup starts at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Earnhardt has recorded five wins, nine top-five finishes and 13 top-10s. He scored a record-setting four consecutive wins at the 2.66-mile superspeedway from October 2001 to April 2003.
TALLADEGA SUCCESS: Earnhardt’s five wins at Talladega are the most for him at any track and rank him third all-time among drivers at the Alabama oval. Earnhardt’s father Dale Earnhardt Sr. earned 10 wins at the track, while Hendrick teammate Jeff Gordon has recorded six.
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