CONCORD, N.C. -- Every time Dale Earnhardt Jr. passes a car, fans scream. You can hear them even when you sit behind glass. The only sound as loud is when Kyle Busch skids across the infield grass, no longer a factor in the Coca-Cola 600.
Until Sunday, Junior had little luck at his home track. His last six finishes before Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway: 29, 22, 38, 40, 5 and 36.