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Earnhardt Jr. regrets not pegging 'fun meter' this year

09 Octubre 2017, 03:28 | Cornelio Vivanco

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MENCS Martin Truex Jr. Continues Championship Quest With Charlotte Motor Speedway Victory

He fought back to finish third. He led 155 of the 334 laps and picked up the win. Early on the first third of (Sunday's) race I probably would have said (Kyle) Larson is your new championship favorite, but you've got to let these things play out. We're definitely enjoying it. After all, the driver of the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford has won the two most recent events at restrictor-plate tracks. He returned to the track four laps behind the leaders. The fact that he is the races defending victor promises to make Johnson a vehicle to look out for on Sunday. There are a total of 12 drivers who are still in the running to continue.

Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Earnhardt crashed in the opening moments of Friday practice, and said he'd avoid the top line of the track where the compound is until another driver demonstrates there's no danger. "I felt pretty good at the end of practice and thought we would be in good shape for qualifying". For the first time since Daytona in July, the No.78 team failed to finish inside the top-10 in the first stage of the race.

"I think that we will need to win in this round (of three races) to advance, but Charlotte is a place that I have been fortunate to win a couple of times", McMurray said.

Harvick had a two-second lead over Elliott by Lap 164.

"When you get out of the vehicle after a big win, you start thinking about all that stuff, and that's when it hits you", Truex said.

Busch's crew worked quickly to fix the vehicle and get him back on the track, but he fell two laps down, a deficit which is almost insurmountable. Think of it this way: The first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs are great and all, but after a while you get bored with watching No. 1 seeds beat up on teams just sneaking in.

Stage 2: Harvick swept the stages on Sunday, leading for nearly the entire second stage. Larson still worked his way into the top-four, but he was hit by Kurt Busch late in the race and the damage took him out of contention for racing for the victory. Despite a tough track record at Charlotte (his average finish is 32.9) McDowell has two straight top-20 finishes here.

Truex's win put him far above the pack, but little else transpired on Sunday to create any clarity or separation between the rest. "I don't know if we had the best vehicle, but we damn sure go it in victory lane".

By Lap 150, Harvick's lead was 1.234-seconds over Elliott.

DALE JR.: He finished 12th in his final Cup race at the track, which he told SiriusXM "has been hemorrhaging for a while". Unfortunately, Larson and his crew could not get out of their own way. Thanks to a mistake on pit road, Larson lost it. Race distance: 300 miles, 200 laps. We screwed up, we'll get them Sunday.

"You know I think Dale's kind of charisma and everyday attitude is why the fans love him", says Earnhardt's former crew chief, Steve Letarte.

"Track position is obviously important - track position, restarts, pit stops, strategy, all that stuff", Kenseth said. All the fans want a night race because it is a little more comfortable, just a really hard choice to make. When two race team owners threatened to fire employees who refused to stand for the national anthem, Earnhardt, who has 26 career victories, including the 2004 and 2014 Daytona 500, said he refused to judge athletes who take a knee in protest.



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