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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Dominant in First Three Races

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - When Brad Keselowski blew past Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the backstretch of the final lap to win Sunday, many concerns about NASCAR's new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship rules also got left in the dust.


Earnhardt felt confident he could gamble on a near-empty tank at Las Vegas Motor Speedway because his spot in the Chase already is virtually secure, thanks to his Daytona 500 win. The new Chase format rewards victory, pushing drivers to go for every checkered flag - and that usually means better racing.


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"I think the new format is definitely showing it has tons of positives," Earnhardt said. "It's better as far as entertainment for our sport. It gives us freedom, and it's nice to have that freedom to do the things that we did today, even though we knew our odds weren't good. We really shouldn't have made it, and we didn't, but we got to try because of the new system."


Keselowski pushed his former mentor and eventually passed him, eager to secure his own Chase spot just three races into the season. He praised Earnhardt and crew chief Steve Letarte for their boldness - and with his own Chase spot now virtually secure after missing entirely last season, the 2012 Sprint Cup champ and crew chief Paul Wolfe plan to emulate them.


Tune in to FOX 17 this Sunday for the Food City 500 starting at 11:30am. "It was a good, risky move on their part, because they had nothing to lose because of this format," Keselowski said. "I think that shows some of the opportunities that come up and how they can be stress-free days, and I'm looking forward to being able to take those same opportunities. Because believe me, I'm not scared to take them, and I know Paul's not, so look out. It's going to be a lot of fun."   
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