Dale Earnhardt Jr. earns respectable finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fifth at Pocono Sunday. (Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fifth at Pocono Sunday. (Getty Images)

It wasn’t a win, but Sunday’s fifth place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 left Dale Earnhardt Jr. feeling pretty satisfied. Especially after the trouble the Hendrick Motorsports team had leading up to the race.

During Friday’s practice session, Earnhardt felt a vibration in the No. 88 Chevy. With the vibration still present, Earnhardt could only manage a 25th qualifying spot.  The team seemed unable to find the issue and with practices rained out on Saturday, Earnhardt had no way of knowing if the vibration would get any worse on Sunday.

“Well we changed every part on the car but the engine,” Earnhardt said. “We got it to where we could drive it. “ MORE>>>

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