This is such a better year. How can I tell? Because I am disappointed when Dale Jr finishes 7th like he did today in Kansas.
He ran well all day but never looked like he was going to compete for the win, like his team mate Jimmie Johnson but at least he didn’t drop a cylinder like Jeff Gordon.
Junior dropped one spot in the standings and now sits fourth behind Biffle, Truex and Kenseth and just two points ahead of Kansas winner Denny Hamlin.
It is definitely feels like a better year after eight races especially with Richmond and the super speedway in Talladega coming next where Dale has won a total of eight times between them. Both good tracks for Dale Jr – obviously.
Believe it or not, feel or not, Earnhardt Jr was third in points after eight races last year. Maybe the reason 2012 feels better is because last year Talladega was the eighth race and Kansas came later in the year. Who knows but I firmly believe this is going to be a better year for the 88 team and that’s not bad considering last year he finished seventh in points.
Can you say?
Dale Earnhardt Jr Sprint Cup Champion!