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Dale Jr. won't be at DEI for the long haul
SPEED testing shows...
Drafting DEIBill from Keene, N.H.: Do you know what Paul Menard did to improve his time and speed on the last day of Daytona testing? Larry McReynolds: The only thing that helped the No. 15 improve to 5th on the final day was the draft, and it's almost like they're suffering the same syndrome that DEI suffered at Daytona Speedweeks a year ago. On pole day, Michael Waltrip and Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified 33rd and 39th respectively. When the middle of the week rolled around, and they got in draft configuration, both cars came to life. Earnhardt had a very competitive car in the 150s and the 500, and until Waltrip's engine let go, he had the car to win the Daytona 500.
|Speed Mail Larry|
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