Earnhardt Jr. has 2nd fastest time in 1st practice at Kentucky Speedway


by Tyler Druin


Posted on June 29, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 29 at 10:59 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - - The most well known race car driver of his time took to the track at the Kentucky Speedway for practice laps before qualifying on Friday.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a popular and well-known driver in NASCAR; however, he has only won one race in the last 143 races.

Earnhardt Jr. had the second fastest time in the first practice Friday at Kentucky Speedway.
With a new crew chief this season Earnhardt Jr. is currently in the third spot for the Sprint Cup Series point’s race.

Earnhardt Jr. said he feels better about his team this year.

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