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Odds of winning: 9 to 1
Bristol Motor Speedway is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s best track in terms of average finish at 11.48. He has one win, seven top fives, 12 top 10s and 20 top 20s in 23 total Bristol races. He has led 743 laps at the track, the second-most laps he has led anywhere in his Sprint Cup career.
Perhaps most impressive, however, is Junior's ability to stay out of trouble at the Bristol bullring. He only has one DNF at the world's fastest half-mile.
Despite these gaudy statistics, Junior has struggled at one aspect of Bristol lately: leading laps. He's only led one lap in the past nine Bristol races, and just 36 since 2005.
Junior's struggles to get to the front could be a product of his recent qualifying struggles at the track. With just one top 15 starting position since 2003, Junior's average starting position has slipped in recent seasons. It currently stands at 21.6, second-worst of any track for him.
If Junior can improve his qualifying and start closer to the front, his driving abilities just might be enough to get him to the top of the leaderboard and into Victory Lane at the end of the beating and banging.