Rock Solid Dale Earnhardt Stays ‘Perfect,’ Back To No. 2 In Points
July 19, 2012
Dale Earnhardt Jr. remained perfect in New Hampshire with his 19th consecutive lead-lap finish, a record to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Junior’s fourth-place finish was his eighth top five, the most he’s posted since 2008 when he had 10 for the entire season.
Earnhardt also moved up a position in the standings bypassing Greg Biffle for second place. He trails leader Matt Kenseth by 16 points.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been problematic for Earnhardt – especially since joining Hendrick Motorsports. His best finish for HMS, 12th in 2008, came in his first season with the organization. He was 16th a year ago after leading seven laps.