Homestead: Dale Earnhardt Jr. preview

Dale Jr. Quotes for Homestead-Miami "We made a habit this year of doing really well at tracks where we haven't done very well in the past, especially at tracks that are not high-banked like Phoenix and Martinsville... Homestead is pretty...

Dale Jr. Quotes for Homestead-Miami

"We made a habit this year of doing really well at tracks where we haven't done very well in the past, especially at tracks that are not high-banked like Phoenix and Martinsville... Homestead is pretty flat, so I'm going into this weekend thinking we'll do the same thing here. It's a relief that this is the last race. I'm ready to go somewhere warm and just chill for awhile with a few cold Buds, but I hate to break the momentum we've had since August. We've got a shot at moving up into 10th place in points if we can do well on Sunday. I guess that means I'd be happy to have to sit on the beach and write my speech for the banquet. We'll go out strong - and do what we can to convince all of those people who picked us as championship contenders this year that we're gonna be the ones to beat next year. <pre>

Dale Jr. and the No. 8 Bud Team at Homestead Previous Winston Cup Starts: 2 Best Start: 12th (2000) Best Finish: 13th (2000) This Race, Last Year: ST: 17th FIN: 15th </pre> Numbers Don't Lie (Which, despite the rumors, is NOT the title of the next Bond movie...)

After 35 of 36 races, here are some of the highlights of the 2002 statistics for the No. 8 Budweiser team. Items with asterisks are career bests for the team. <pre> Wins: 2 Talladega (April and October) Bud Poles 2* Michigan (August), Kansas Top Five Finishes: 11* Top Ten Finishes: 16* Races Led: 21* Laps Led: 1022* Consecutive Top-10s: 5* Kansas through Atlanta Consecutive Top-5s: 3* Atlanta, Darlington, Bristol (March)

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr.