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NASCAR: Earnhardt redeems confidence in Atlanta after Daytona blunder

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080401-N-5487R-002 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (APR. 01, 2008) Dale Earnhardt Jr., team owner of the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Monte Carlo SS, is photographed during a recent production day for the Dale Jr. Division, a national-level, first-of-its-kind Navy recruiting program. To officially launch the division May 24, Earnhardt Jr. will drive the No. 83 Navy Dale Jr. Division car in the Nationwide Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Andrea Ross (Released)

After creating a wreck in Daytona, Dale Earnhardt Jr had a second place finish at the Atlanta Motor Speedway

“I feel like for me personally it was great because of how we did last week in Daytona.”

Earnhardt feels that this win was critical for his team after the huge disappointment in Daytona.

“It was critical for us to rebound. Two terrible finishes in a row would put us in such a deep hole points-wise, and what if we could struggle through the year and come close but not win any races? We don’t need to cut it close on points.”

Right now, Earnhardt is currently ranked at no. 88 in the world but for him, he doesn’t really care about rankings but instead he just wants his team to bounce back from the bad races that they just had.

“I know we really don’t worry about points racing anymore, but when you start the year with two bad runs, you start counting points.”

“Obviously we want to win, we want to be one spot better, but it’s nice to come out here and to know that our intermediate (track) stuff is close and that we can move on to Vegas and not have to reload.”

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