Though starting from the 21st position, Earnhardt drove into the top 10 well before the conclusion of Stage 1 on lap 100.
"When we didn't have bad luck, we didn't capitalize", he said of his season.
"Richmond is one of those places where we can carry some speed", he said, "This is a short track which seems to kind of mask some of the challenges we've had with our cars".
"That's all we could do to try to win; I don't know that we could have outrun the top three", Earnhardt said. If we ran all year like we did over the last several years, we would've made it. We haven't had to fight to get in the playoffs in a long time.
From the start of the weekend, tension was up, as a must-win scenario to make the playoffs was in store for Earnhardt. We had a long-run vehicle, though, that was really fast. He was arguably denied the 2016 Cup title because of Carl Edwards' poorly executed block in the final laps of the championship race at Homestead, spinning both. "There'll be a big hurt in your heart, because you feel like you deserved to be in that group".
Forecasters: Jose, Katia now hurricanes It is expected to make landfall in Mexico as a Category 2 hurricane, according to the National Weather service. A hurricane in the North Atlantic is considered "major" if wind speeds exceed 110 miles per hour (177 kph).
"If you are going to be successful, there is no better feeling".
Earnhardt had said Friday he hadn't allowed himself to think much about a fairy-tale ending to the season. He's finished in the top five on 10 occasions and the top 10 on 18 occasions in 25 races but has yet to taste victory lane.
"That's all we could do to try and win", he said. "So, yeah, no, we aren't real comfortable with it just because in that position you are not really guaranteed anything".
As is always the case, the Richmond race will be pressure packed for a select few drivers and teams. We don't want to confuse the issue, but his full name is Bobby Dale Earnhardt. We just didn't do the job. Keselowski has competed in eight Xfinity races this year, winning just one of them.
NASCAR suspended a slew of crew chiefs for violations that included Denny Hamlin's winning cars in his weekend sweep at Darlington, as well as loose lug nuts on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s vehicle. Crew chief Greg Ives will sit out the action at Richmond. Vehicle chief Travis Mack served as interim crew chief on Saturday.
Hurricane Harvey raises Bellingham gas prices
Before being influenced by the storm and shutdown and damage to plants in the Gulf, the Maplefield's price was around $2.40. Tuesday's rate outpaced the national average of $2.64 per gallon, up from $2.37 last week and $2.20 a year ago .
New Instagram test feature lets you share stories to Facebook
Several users on Instagram are already seeing an option to share their images or Stories to Facebook , as Mashable reports . Ever since Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, the two apps have mostly been kept separate, according to TechCrunch .
Vols Top Tech In Double-OT Thriller
This game and the one on Sunday night between the Texas A&M Aggies and the UCLA Bruins definitely had us on the edge of our seats. The only other time a Florida State quarterback started as a true freshman was in 1985 when Chip Ferguson faced Miami.
Red Sox Used Apple Watches to Steal Yankee Signs
With multiple pieces of evidence in their possession, the league went directly to the Red Sox to present the case. According to reports, the Red Sox admitted to using an Apple Watch to steal the Yankees' signals.
Myanmar conflict: almost 125000 refugees flood into Bangladesh
He added that five people were killed in front of his house; his family survived the attack but was told by the soldiers to leave. For, these countries also treat Rohingyas as illegal immigrants , turning back their boats or forcing them into deplorable camps.
US bombers drill over Korean peninsula
Constant North Korean provocations do not seriously disturb Seoul-based foreigners like Matthew Crawford either. After the meeting Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho said "We'll be talking about next steps starting now".