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Earnhardt Jr. credits crew chief for pole

Earnhardt Jr. credits crew chief for pole

DAYTONA BEACH — Thumbs up, crew chief Greg Ives. He's the guy primarily responsible for getting his driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., on the pole for Sunday's Coke Zero 400. "I asked Greg before we went out for that first practice what we were trying to accomplished and the first thing he mentioned was to go out there on the first run and try to put a lap down because the weather wasn't looking really good for [Saturday]," Earnhardt Jr. said. "That was his decision and it ended up working out for us." Qualifying for the race was canceled because of bad weather Saturday night. Because practice times set the grid, Dale Jr. ended up on the pole and...