Talladega II: Dale Earnhardt Jr preview

The Drive for Five: Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won a track-record four consecutive Winston Cup races at Talladega and will attempt to win his fifth this weekend. (He also won the Busch Series race at Talladega in April 2003, giving him...

The Drive for Five:

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won a track-record four consecutive Winston Cup races at Talladega and will attempt to win his fifth this weekend. (He also won the Busch Series race at Talladega in April 2003, giving him five victories in the last five races he has entered at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.)

-- Dale Jr. has the longest active winning streak in Winston Cup with four consecutive victories at a single track. He won the most recent Talladega race in April, 2003 after making 15 extra pit stops to repair damage to the nose of the Budweiser Chevrolet following a multi-car crash on lap four.

-- In seven Winston Cup starts at Talladega, Dale Jr. has led six races for 432 laps, nearly 33% of the total laps. The only Talladega race he did not lead was April, 2000 (his first start) when a car ahead of him missed a shift, causing a chain reaction that damaged the Budweiser car before the race began.J -- He has qualified 13th for his last two victories here, although he started at the back of the field earlier this year when the team was forced to hurriedly change engines on race morning.

"Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."
    --Mary Tyler Moore (yeah, THAT Mary Tyler Moore)

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Please see Dale Earnhardt Jr medical update from the team after Earnhardt Jr.'s Dover accident.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Dale Earnhardt Jr.