Originally posted on Captain Thunder Racing  |  Last updated 4/30/12

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second at Richmond Saturday night, but a brake issue may have kept the Hendrick Motorsports driver from breaking a four-year winless streak.
KERRY THARP:  Talk about how you thought things unfolded for the 88 team.
            DALE EARNHARDT, JR.:  "Our car was pretty good yesterday and started the race nice.  We made some good adjustments to help it roll to center points in the race.  I got them talked into going to a different master cylinder for a little softer pedal at Martinsville and then we brought it here and you are on the brake pedal so far down in the corner that it just cooked the fronts and I'd get a real soft pedal pretty quick.
            I couldn't get enough front brake in it at the end to run as hard as I wanted to, and we just had hurt the balance a little bit on entry.  But really happy to come home with second.  We were running about fifth all night, and just got lucky on that restart to be on the inside and get a couple spots.  We just kind of got lucky there at the end on a couple things to gain a couple extra spots.  But we ran good.  We were terrible last year at this track and I really like running here, and I just was curious as to why we weren't performing as well.  So it feels good to run all right here."
Earnhardt Jr. is currently sitting 2nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings just 5-points behind leader Greg Biffle. - Captain Thunder - www.CaptainThunderRacing.com
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