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POINTS REPORT: Seven races into the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has earned three top-five finishes and five top-10s and ranks sixth in the driver standings. He trails leader and teammate Jimmie Johnson by 35 points.
KANSAS RETURN: Earnhardt did not compete last October at Kansas Speedway after being diagnosed with a concussion following the fall race at Talladega. Earnhardt most recently tested at the Kansas City, Kan., track in August 2012.
AT KANSAS: In 13 Cup starts at Kansas, Earnhardt has recorded one pole position, one top five-finish and six top-10s. He has completed 97.7 percent of all the laps he’s attempted (3,342 laps of 3,419 total) at the 1.5-mile racetrack. The 38-year-old driver has led a total of 81 laps there.
CHASSIS CHOICE: This weekend at Kansas, crew chief Steve Letarte and the No. 88 crew will unload Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 88-716. Earnhardt most recently raced this chassis to a 10th-place finish in the 2012 season-finale at Homes...
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When the Kansas Speedway was reconfigured prior to last October’s race there, they created a track that could feature some action-packed and intense racing. The drivers attempted to figure-out their way around the mile and a half track last October, but they left with some knowledge and mainly torn up sheet-metal. The race featured multiple incidents and it went down in the history...
Carl Edwards led the way with a lap of 28.117 seconds in the first practice for the STP 400 from Kansas. Rounding out the top five was Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Sam Hornish, Jr., Martin Truex, Jr., and Aric Almirola.
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