Sonoma: Dale Earnhardt Jr preview

Dale Jr. Quotes for Sears Point "This is a tough place to race it's a technically difficult track, and I'm not sure how much I'm looking forward to it. They may have to tie me down on the team plane to get me out there (laughs) We've done...

Dale Jr. Quotes for Sears Point

"This is a tough place to race it's a technically difficult track, and I'm not sure how much I'm looking forward to it. They may have to tie me down on the team plane to get me out there (laughs) We've done OK there in the two races - but we're not in this to do OK ya know what I mean?! We've been struggling so maybe the change to a road course will be just what we needed, right? Dad used to tell me that if you can keep it on the pavement at Sears Point, you're in for a great finish, but I think it has become much more competitive there in the last few years, and you have to push just as hard as you would on an oval."

Dale Jr. and the No. 8 Bud Team at Sears Point
Winston Cup Starts: 2
Best Start: 31st (2000)
Best Finish: 19th (2001)
This Race, Last Year: St: 37 -- Fin: 19th

Dale Jr. and the Bud boys have never qualified particularly well at Sears Point, but once the green flag has fallen, they have gained an average of 14 positions during the race, finishing on the lead lap each time.

What:
Save Mart 350
112 laps, 350 kilometers
2-mile road course
Race #16 of 36

Where:
Sears Point Raceway
Sonoma, California

When:
Sunday, June 23
3 p.m.

Watch:
Fox
Pre-race: 2:30 pm
(All Times: Eastern)
You can also listen to the race live on the Performance Racing Network
(PRN) on a radio station near you.

Bud Pole Qualifying:
Bud Pole qualifying begins Friday afternoon at 5:00 and can be seen live on the Fox Sports Network.

-dei/bud-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt