It has been a great season so far for Dale Earnhardt Jr. not only did he get his first in four years this past weekend at Michigan, he also sits in 2nd place in the points standings behind Matt Kenseth. In addition, he is the only driver to run every lap of every race this season. This a far cry from last season for junior.
“I was a little disheartened that I didn’t progress through the year really. I didn’t find more speed as the year went on, I just kind of stayed the same the whole season. Maybe Steve looks at it a little different than I do, we don’t talk about it much. This year we have gotten faster throughout the year, we started out pretty quick and we have gotten quicker and quicker, especially the last couple weeks. That has been a thrill to me.”