Dale Earnhardt Jr. hoping for a big week in NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still is looking for a win in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing this season. (Reuters)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still is looking for a win in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing this season. (Reuters)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:43 PM ET

Every week since his debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway back in the fall of 1999, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans — and there are hundreds of thousands of them — hope against hope he will bring the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet to Victory Lane.

Unfortunately for them those wins have been few and far between.

In fact, over the past six seasons, Earnhardt has only two victories and while that is the bad news, the good news is that both of those wins came at Michigan International Speedway, home of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400.

In spite of what may seem like a bleak record, Earnhardt has actually been very good this season.

Through 22 races he has five top 5 finishes and 12 top 10 finishes.

 


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