Dale Earnhardt Jr.: ‘This is a great way to finish out our career in Dover’
By James Jackson
October 2, 2017
DOVER, Del.—As the smoke settled and cars piled out of Dover International Speedway, NASCAR’s most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed his last confirmed laps around the famed ‘Monster Mile’.
Earnhardt Jr. posted the second fastest lap time in second practice, qualified seventh, ran up front for the majority of the race and finished in seventh.
After struggling the vast majority of the season to find speed, the No. 88 team seemed to have to it all dialed in throughout the whole weekend.
Earnhardt Jr., who has stated in the past that he isn’t a fan of racing on concrete, talked with The Racing Experts about his successful weekend.
“It’s a good way to go out,” he said. “We’ve been kinda building on this kind of performance over the last several weeks and hopefully we can carry this on to the next several races.
“This is a great way to finish out our career in Dover. I’ve had some good runs here but it’s been a frustrating track at times. It’s good to be able to run good and finish strong at this track.”
Dover International Speedway also presented Earnhardt Jr. with a plaque commemorating his famous 2001 win at Dover, the first race NASCAR ran after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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