Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Texas Track President Picks Dale Jr to Win Saturday Night

Per FOXSports.com, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage picked Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Samsung 500 at his track.

It’s not a matter of whether Earnhardt will win again; it’s just a matter of when.

“Junior is on a roll,” Gossage said. “His confidence gets better every week. That’s easy to see. For Dale, when things are going right he stays focused. When things are going bad, he loses focus. Right now he’s happy, focused and intense.

“He runs well here, having won the first Nationwide and Cup races of his career in Texas, and he’s way overdue. He’s been in position to win races in 2011 and 2012 but hasn’t been able to close the deal. (Crew chief) Steve Letarte is a winner at Texas, too. To me, I see him as the favorite Saturday night.”