Earnhardt encouraged and feeling no Chase pressure

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he isn’t feeling a lot of pressure in
NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Earnhardt has rebounded from an engine failure and 35th-place
finish in the first week of the Chase with a pair of top-10
finishes. He says the last two weeks have been ”really
encouraging” and that he had probably the best two cars he’s had
all season. He started on the pole and finished second last week at

During a charity appearance Thursday night at a barbecue joint
about five miles from Texas Motor Speedway, Earnhardt said his team
is ”swinging for the fences every weekend” with seven races

Earnhardt is 10th in the standings, 57 points behind leader Matt
Kenseth going into Sunday’s race at Kansas.

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