Water Cooler Dale – the Dale Earnhardt Jr. office alter ego created by Nationwide – trades in his business wear for a firesuit to travel to the arid desert as he tries to stay hydrated, and more importantly, earn his second consecutive win at Phoenix International Raceway.
Earnhardt led 22 laps in last fall’s Phoenix race, including the last one when the event was called due to rain. He was followed by Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson.
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In 27 starts at PIR, the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet driver owns three wins, eight top fives and 13 top 10s. He has been strong in his last six Phoenix starts, producing four top fives and five top 10s.
Earnhardt finished eighth at Las Vegas on Sunday after placing runner-up at Atlanta.