It may have been his best starting spot at Watkins Glen since 2008, but Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t quite able to turn it into a visit to victory lane Sunday. Earnhardt started the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Cheez-It 355 in seventh on the 2.45 mile road course but wasn’t able to duplicate his success on the Sonoma road course earlier in the season.
His finish was able to vault him to the top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings though.
NASCAR’s most popular driver started seventh and was moving forward when the first caution came out on lap 9. From there he was able to stay inside the top 10 until lap 50 when a caution stirred up pit strategies for the Hendrick Motorsports team. MORE>>>