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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Makes Up for Texas Debacle with Strong Race at Darlington

After finishing dead last at Texas following an embarrassing rookie-like mistake, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was left with enough egg on his face to make himself an omelet. But five days later, Earnhardt got back to cooking the right way, not only earning his third runner-up finish of the season, but also a career-best showing at Darlington Raceway on Saturday. Hell, he almost won the darn thing. Had Kevin Harvick not taken the lead just before the white flag dropped to indicate the last lap upcoming, Earnhardt could have made arguably the biggest race-to-race comeback of his career, from last at Texas to first at the so-called "Track Too Tough to Tame." Junior's second-place finish in the Bojangles' Southern 500 will go a long way toward helping h...

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