Junior setting pressure aside as he tries to make Chase
If Dale Earnhardt Jr. is to shake a repeat of last season's vexing 19th-place points finish, he'll have to stand up to his historical weaknesses and grind out a reversal of fortune.
But that's OK. Despite the obvious resources, not a lot has come easy to the son of racing royalty. Junior has made a career out of ignoring improbability and deciding to succeed anyway. This weekend, he'll set off to do it once more. This time, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Junior has finished ...
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Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
• Recap | Standings | Results
• The Monday Rundown
• Schwarb: Race for Chase getting hotter
• Fofaria: Johnson wins his dream race
• Schwarb: Kahne's crash bruises standings
• Notebook: Junior unhappy with team again
• Johnson runs away with Brickyard victory
• Fofaria: Kenny Wallace ready to whack back
• Waltrip will miss race for first time since '98
• Notes: Bubble drivers side-by-side on grid
• Teammates Burton, Bowyer take front row
• Ashenfelter: Brickyard is special
• Schwarb: Surging Gordon eyeing fifth win
• Fofaria: Mayfield insists better things ahead
• Fofaria: Junior confident in Chase chances
• Ashenfelter: Relaxed Stewart ready
• PTI: Big Finish -- Brickyard and more
• Parting Shots: Retaliation NASCAR style