Dale Earnhardt Jr. is currently in 12th place in the Sprint Cup Chase standings, and if he does not find a way into the top 8 at the Talladega Superspeedway this weekend, he will be eliminated from contention, so the pressure is on him and his team to get a strong result.
According to ESPN, this pressure and the lack of success so far in the Chase have resulted in "frustrations boiling over," but Earnhardt himself has a different view of things and he is concerned ESPN may have wrecked his Friday.
Earnhardt is currently 26 points behind Kasey Kahne for the final spot in the Chase's Eliminator Round and just 57 points behind Chase leader Joey Logano.
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