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NASCAR Bristol Motor Speedway 2011: Dale Earnhardt Jr Will Cement Chase Standing

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is about to all but lock in his position in NASCAR's 2011 12-man Sprint Chase for the Cup field. He has a strong history at the Bristol Motor Speedway, and he is showing flashes of returning to his early season form.Earnhart Jr. currently sits in ninth place in the Cup standings. He has just a 30 point cushion on 11th place driver, Clint Bowyer. He has to stay in the top-10 because with zero wins, he isn't likely going to be able to capture one of the wild card spots.The good news for Earnhardt Jr. is that he is should be ready to roll out with a good race at Bristol. In NASCAR's first 2011 stop at Bristol in March, he scored an 11th place finish. The 11th place finish in and of itself isn't what was impressive about that...

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