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Regan Smith

Earnhardt forced to make hard decisions for JR Motorsports

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has tried for five years to push Josh Berry's career forward. He got him one Xfinity Series start this year driving for JR Motorsports, and was ecstatic when Berry turned it into a seventh-place finish last month at Richmond.

So thrilled, he used his time before reporters after the race to plead Berry's case.

"We all but begged in that media center after the race," Earnhardt said. "We put ourselves on the mat there. I thought we were brutally honest about the situation."

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: AAA 400
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Matt Kenseth30001
2Joey Logano30004
3Denny Hamlin30002
4Carl Edwards30003
5Martin Truex Jr.30009
6Kurt Busch30007
7Jeff Gordon300010
8Brad Keselowski30008
9Kyle Busch300013
10Ryan Newman30006
11Dale Earnhardt Jr.300012
12Kevin Harvick300015


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