The ideal situation at the end of restrictor-plate race, says Dale Earnhardt Jr., is to pair up with a teammate you can trust.
Barring that, you've got to be downright piggish, says the driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
"I've won races working with a teammate before," said Earnhardt, who will try to win his second Coke Zero 400 on Saturday night. "I've won races being the most selfish guy out there. It just depends on what you need to do and what is happening and who is around.
"If you've got an opportunity at the end of the race . . . if your teammate happens to be the guy that you're working with, that's the best-case scenario, because we have seen that work a lot of times here."
Sometimes, however, a teammate simply isn't available.
"If (hooking up with a teammate) doesn't look like that's going to happen, or that's not an option or not going to materialize for you, you need to really be as s...