On February 21st the world thought that "Amelia" was done. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spun on his own into the inside wall at Daytona during the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s run for 3 Daytona 500 wins would be ended early. Amelia earned three wins, a Duel at Daytona International Speedway, the May race at Talladega Superspeedway and the July race at Daytona - in addition to a third-place finish in the Daytona 500 and a second-place result in the second Talladega race. Earnhardt's average finish of 1.75 while driving Amelia in the four superspeedway points races last season led all competitors. Last month, Earnhardt hinted that it was possible Amelia could make a comeback for Talladega Superspeedway, but it was up to #88 crew chief Greg Ives and the team whether the car would be the backup or the primary. Ives answered that question Monday morning. That answer was the answer Jr fans were wanting to hear and will look forward to seeing Amelia at Talladega this weekend! (Koelle,2016)
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
McDowell strives at Superspeedways in fact McDowell finished his career best at Daytona in 2014 where he finished 7th, Earlier this season McDowell raced the #59 Chevrolet SS to a 15th place finish in the 58th Daytona 500. McDowell does not have to worry about past experiences happening again as McDowell missed the 2015 Geico 500 after not qualifying fast. McDowell would then return in October and qualify his way into the Race.
His first race at the Talladega Superspeedway driving a Chevrolet could be the one that strikes a victory. McDowell of course is driving for Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing. The Circle Sport part of the equation has had success at Talladega with Brian Scott gaining his first career pole in the May of 2014. A threat for the victory is surely McDowell and he could shock the world. I believe he can. (Koelle,2016)