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NASCAR Watkins Glen 2011: 3 Surprising Things We Learned from the Glen

NASCAR's 2011 stop at Watkins glen provided plenty of excitement. It also added a little drama to the points standings. The following are three things I learned from the race that I never expected to happen. 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is going to make the Sprint Chase for the CupThe goal for Dale Earnhardt Jr. was to survive The Glen, and then move onto a strong finish in the last four races before the Chase field was set. Earnhardt Jr., from from "I know the road course [at Watkins Glen] could be feast or famine for us. If we have a bad day there, I really won't be too concerned, but as far as oval racing—what I love—I think we're getting a little better at it again." Well he did survive it, and he actually picked up a spot in ...

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