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Earnhardt, Gordon play it safe at Pocono

Updated: June 11, 2012, 1:19 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

It's time to play Monday morning quarterback, or crew chief, if you will.

Should Hendrick Motorsports drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, running third and fourth at the time, have pitted when caution came out with 22 laps left in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway?

Earnhardt told reporters at Pocono that he and crew chief Steve Letarte simply "didn't want to run out of gas." He said they didn't know that caution and an ensuing yellow on Lap ...

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