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NASCAR: Dale Jr. and the Top Storylines for All-Star Weekend

For the first time in ten years, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not guaranteed entry into Saturday night's All-Star race. Junior won the 2000 event and has been guaranteed a slot on the basis of that win for the last 10 years, but that automatic provisional has expired.Of course, Junior will almost certainly make it into the All-Star race, either by finishing in the top two in the Sprint Showdown earlier in the evening, or by winning the fan vote as the last entry into the race.However, even with the fan vote Junior is not quite guaranteed to make the All-Star race. While NASCAR's most popular driver is a virtual lock to win the fan vote, he would still have to finish on the lead lap of the Sprint Showdown to be eligible for a sp...

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