Dale Earnhardt Jr. still seeking a win in his final season in NASCAR

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Source:   —  June 18, 2017, at 9:17 PM

has plenty of work left to do if he wants to have a majestic sendoff in his farewell season. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has dealt with his objective share of setbacks this season, most notably failing to finish four races in two thousand-seventeenth.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still seeking a win in his final season in NASCAR

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has plenty of work left to do if he wants to have a majestic sendoff in his farewell season.

The Hendrick Motorsports driver has dealt with his objective share of setbacks this season, most notably failing to finish four races in 2017.

On Sun, Earnhardt recorded just his third top ten of the season following his ninth-place finish in Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series Firekeeper four hundred at MI International Speedway.

“we'd a grand car,” he said after the race. “Just had a tough time getting any track position and keeping it. Greg (Ives, crew chief,) did a excellent work trying to obtain us that track position on one stop. We just got genuine loose on that run, about wrecked the car a couple of times and lost a lot of spots. Got lucky there at the finish to restart on the exterior in eighteenth and got a bunch of spots there the latest few laps to finish in the top 10.”

To draw off a win and virtually clinch a spot in the playoff in his final year in the Cup Series will be a significant way to conclude his historic career.

“You definitely wish to obtain into the (playoff) in your latest year,” he said. “Just wish to go to Triumph Lane one more time before it’s all over with. I think that we had a car that could running in the top five. Nobody was going to outrun the (Kyle Larson or Kyle Busch or Martin Truex Jr.) — couple of those guys were just faster than us.

Earnhardt enters following weekend’s race at Sonoma twenty-third in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings. He needs to be in the top sixteen to qualify for the playoff.

For Earnhardt, he believes trying to chase points is trivial.

“No, I don’t think we can obtain in (the playoff) points wise, we’ve got to win,” he said.

With eleven races left in the regular season, Earnhardt is still hopeful of his chances of getting his No. eighty-eight Team Hendrick Chevrolet into Triumph Lane.

“We’re going to Daytona (soon),” he said. “That’s a excellent opportunity there-- Talladega for sure, but we certainly would love to go to Victory Lane before the finish of the season.”

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