Dale Earnhardt Jr. steals the win at Pocono

LONG POND, PA - JUNE 08:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 8, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

LONG POND, PA – JUNE 08: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 8, 2014 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a piece of trash to thank. Earnhardt took the lead from the dominate Brad Keselowski with four laps to go at Pocono Raceway Sunday  and held on for victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400.

Keselowski’s downfall came when he tried to get behind the slower car of Danica Patrick exiting turn 1 to clean the grill. He followed her up towards the wall and lost momentum; Earnhardt soon got by and was able to get enough of a lead to score the win. It was his second win of the season, his first at Pocono and the 21st of his career.

“I didn’t think he would go up there to try to get the stuff off his grille, ” Earnhardt said of Keselowski who led a race high 95 laps. MORE>>>

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