Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes no one steps on his cape this Sunday.
After qualifying 12th in the Man of Steel Chevy on Friday, Earnhardt, the defending winner of the Quicken Loans 400, wants to keep his winning streak rolling at Michigan International Speedway.
"I think the car does look good," Earnhardt said. "Hopefully, it's as fast as it looks good. That is going to be more important to be able to repeat and get the win this weekend. We feel pretty good coming in to this race.
"We had a great run last week that sort of hopefully got us back in the right direction. We talked about it last week after the race, but we kind of had some misses here lately and not many hits. As far as showing up to the race track and being competitive and getting the job done putting together a full weekend, we haven't been able to do that."
That wasn't the case when the season started. Earnhardt finished second in the season opener at Daytona, then delivered five consecutive top-10 results and left Aut...