At the 2012 Quicken Financing 400 from the Michigan, Earnhardt controlled the new battle, top 95 laps, and you may acquired, taking a beneficial 143-competition winless streak, almost couple of years on day once their last winnings to your
From the Bristol, Earnhardt done 15th following the a late race connection with teammate Jeff Gordon, and you can a speeding punishment. Earnhardt carry out right back that it up with a set of to straight back 3rd-lay closes within Vehicles Bar and Martinsville Speedway, leaving your 2nd regarding standings.
The next two weeks, Earnhardt would post off ends away from 6th during the Charlotte and last in the Dover going on the summer-time
From the adopting the months, Earnhardt manage give a sequence of top 10s: 10th at the Texas, seventh during the Ohio, second on Richmond, and you will 9th during the Talladega, in which the guy contributed 10 laps. Another week, Earnhardt battled for the majority of your battle in the Darlington, together with to repay that have a 17th-set finish. At the All-Star Competition, Earnhardt won the new Dash Showdown, best all of the 40 laps to help you battle his means to the huge experiences. Even though, Earnhardt acquired this new 4th part plus the final ten lap shootout, needed to settle for a 5th-set end up. At the newly repaved Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt added thirty-six laps when you look at the race, however, made a later part of the battle stamina pit stop off 3rd lay with only more than 20 laps to go, doing 8th and position second inside the products. Earnhardt do endure a great 23rd-place end at the Sonoma shortly after being destroyed during the a green-white-checkered finish, however, had been able to get across the finish line unchanged and you can to your direct lap, continuing his streak to be the only real driver to get rid of all the racing to your lead lap. (more…)