Dale Jr and Steve Letarte – Perfect Combination?

March 6, 2011 · Posted in NASCAR 

Is Dale Earnhardt Jr. back to his competitive ways? Was the crew chief swap at Hendrick Motorsports just what he needed?

Well since Rick Hendrick paired up Steve Letarte with Dale Jr, things have improved. Pole for the Daytona 500, 10th place finish at Phoenix, 8th place finish at Las Vegas, 10th in points for the Sprint Cup Championship. It definitely has JR Nation excited so far.

Dale Jr has a strong run at Las Vegas and was very competitive. Tony Stewart dominated the race, but Carl Edwards won with the pit strategy.