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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