Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hopes To Win Sprint Cup With Superman CarBy: Val Powell - June 16, 2014
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the verge of a winning streak. He has his sights set on the Sprint Cup where he is now in third place. Earnhardt has already earned two wins, including last weekend’s race at the Poconos, and three second-place finishes in 2014.
“Definitely that’s new,” the 39-year-old racer said. “That’s the new conversation topic for us, but I just want to win the next one. We have so much fun winning and going to Victory Lane last week was so much fun with the feeling that you have inside and you have for several hours after that.”
At the Quicken Loans 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Earnhardt’s Chevrolet will be carrying a Superman design on the hood, since his team is promoting DC Comics. With his recent wins, his Chevrolet is proving to be as fast as a speeding bullet, just like Superman.
“I think it’s a great-looking race car. I enjoy working with DC Comics. They are a fun group of people with a lot of great initiatives that match well with our sport,” Earnhardt said.
With two wins already under his name, he is seeking a third one. Having a winning streak is a big deal for Earnhardt, whose father won seven championships. “I just want to win more and take care of the car and just finish as well as we can, and I think that mentally and making that reality can win us a championship,” he said.
During the final practice, Earnhardt clocked in seventh place at 197.374 mph. Even though Earnhardt is hoping to avoid wrecks during his chase for his third win, he also said that he won’t hold back and play it cautious. He said that they have gambled a bit more than they typically would “because of the new points system.”
Earnhardt is confident that with his speed, coupled with the help of Superman, he can win his third championship.
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