After significant drought since taking a checkered flag, fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. emerged victorious on the final lap to take the Quicken Loans 400 at the Michigan International Speedway on Sunday in thrilling fashion.
He's done it! Dale Earnhardt Jr. has won his first #NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race since 2008, going to Victory Lane at Michigan.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) June 17, 2012
Earnhardt Jr. literally cruised to victory after opening the day in the No. 17 position, and shattered a 143-race winless streak that had begun to take a toll over time. Leader for 95 of the 200 laps on Sunday, Earnhardt's trip to victory lane at MIS came on his 450th career NASCAR start.
Rounding out the top four were Chevrolet's Tony Stewart (2nd), followed by Ford's duo of Matt Kenseth (3rd) and Greg Biffle (4th). Teammates Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon finished in 5th and 6th respectively.
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