New pavement. New speeds.
Practice brought blistered tires and low lap times.
Now it is a wonder the place is even in one piece. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. lead and drove to the win. It is possible for miles around people in their homes were calling 911 about earthquakes. The epicenter was the Quicken Loans 400 as the #88 Diet Mtn. Dew/The Dark Knight Rises/National Guard Chevy crossed under the checkered flag.
He started in 17th. He made it to the front and of the 16 lead changes he was in front for 93 of the 200 laps.
His last NASCAR Sprint Cup win was 2008… At Michigan. (more…)