The Winless Streak ends for Dale Jr at Michigan
In a race that saw three of Joe Gibbs Racings' cars go out, Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the most laps...by a lot and held off Tony Stewart to finally get the win his fans, crew, family and friends have been waiting for.
He was driving a beautiful black car sponsoring "The Dark Knight Rises" and the car drove like the Batmobile. As Kyle Petty said Dale Jr and his crew have been building toward this all year long. In the closing laps of the race, Jr had the dominant car by far. He continued to pull away from Tony Stewart, opening up a more than five second lead.
The last 10 laps seemed to take forever.....and ever. Jr's car seemed to be on rails, and he was calm in the car, not communicating much, just getting the laps counted down by Crew Chief, Steve Letarte.
Even when he crossed the finish line, he just giggled and thanked his crew. The stands erupted and every fan was on their feet. Cheering.
It was a long time coming, but it is done. Congratulations Dale Jr.