Dale to 'Dega
With his eighth-place finish on Monday at Texas (behind winner Denny Hamlin), Dale Earnhardt Jr.
(below) extended his winless streak to 65 races. Junior will have his best shot at ending the drought on Sunday at Talladega, where he's had his most success (five wins) on the circuit.... First, though, he will have to survive what could be a wreckfest. NASCAR is no longer warning against bump-drafting in the corners. Expect multiple Big Ones on Sunday.... Frustration at the dominance of Jimmie Johnson is at an alltime high. Even teammate Jeff Gordon sounds as if he's had enough. At Texas, after he and Johnson (who would finish second) made contact on the track, Gordon fumed on the radio, "He just wants to be treated different than everyone else."