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Dale Earnhardt Jr. tells us what race is most important in final season

Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed the race that would mean the most to him to win in his final season as a NASCAR driver: the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Charlotte is Earnhardt Jr.’s hometown, and he remembers going to the 600 and spending plenty of time at the track when he was young.

“The 600 would be awesome,” Earnhardt said, per a report in the Charlotte Observer. “Charlotte is our home track, and I haven’t won a points race there, so I would like to win there.”

Earnhardt Jr. is winless in 33 starts in Cup points races at Charlotte, although he did win the All-Star race there in 2000, becoming the first rookie to do so.

The 2017 Coca-Cola 600 is set for Memorial Day weekend Sunday, May 28.

Earnhardt Jr. has also never won at Kansas, site of Saturday night's Go Bowling 400.

In addition to Charlotte and Kansas, Earnhardt Jr. has no Cup wins at Darlington, Fontana, Homestead, Indianapolis, Kentucky, Las Vegas, Loudon, Rockingham, Sonoma or Watkins Glen.

“There is a long list — any of them that we haven’t won at would be great,” he said. “Any win this year would be good, but if I had to pick … winning the (Coca-Cola) 600 would mean a lot.”


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