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By Jerry Bonkowski
INDIANAPOLIS -- He's won at some of the sport's largest and most popular venues, including Daytona, Talladega and Texas.
Yet Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been a conundrum throughout Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career, with just two top-10 finishes in 12 starts.
But given the outstanding and consistent season he's had thus far in 2012—with one win, eight top-5s and 10
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Jimmie Johnson won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead.
Earnhardt, who trailed Matt Kenseth by 16 points entering the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, capitalized on the misfortune of Matt Kenseth, who was collected in an accident on Lap 132 after Trevor Bayne collided with Joey Logano.
Kenseth finished 35th while...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. finally got some good news at Indy.
Earnhardt moved into the NASCAR Sprint Cup series points lead with a fourth-place finish Sunday in the Brickyard 400. It was his best finish in 13 starts at the famed Speedway, and it moved him 14 points ahead of previous leader Matt Kenseth, who finished 35th after a crash.
Earnhardt said he'd like to win again - he snapped...
Indianapolis Motor Speedway has always been a hard place to race at for stock cars.
If you think about our typical superspeedways, they have long straightaways with high-banked corners. Now our short tracks are short straightaways with flat corners. When they built Indianapolis they married the two together. It has long straightaways with flat corners.
The other thing about Indianapolis...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS JENKINS AP Sports Writer Jimmie Johnson won his fourth Brickyard 400 and solidified his status as a title favorite in NASCAR. No surprise there.
But how about this: Dale Earnhardt Jr. left the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the Sprint Cup Series points lead.
Earnhardt finished fourth on Sunday, his best career finish at a track where...
CONCORD, NC – MAY 29: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard/Amp Energy Chevrolet, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Summer Salute Chevrolet, race side by side during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 29, 2011 in Concord, North Carolina. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
As we come up on the Chase, we...