Found March 06, 2013 on Race Review Online: Yardbarker Blogger Network
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season has been very kind to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt is off to his second best start to a season in his Sprint Cup career and best since that special year of 2004. In ’04, Earnhardt won the season opening Daytona 500 and backed that up with a fifth place finish at Rockingham Speedway. After those two races Junior sat a top the points standings going into the third race of the season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Similar to ’04, Junior finished runner-up at Daytona and followed that up with a fifth place finish at the Phoenix International Raceway in the second race of the season last week. He currently sits eight points behind teammate Jimmie Johnson for the points lead entering this weekend’s race in Las Vegas. All Earnhardt would have to do Sunday is finish better than 35th and he would be off to his best start of the season during his 15-year career. The reason for that number is that in ’04, Earnhardt finished a disappointing 35th place at Vegas. A...
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