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Jimmie Johnson

Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 'scary' spot for NASCAR Chase 1st-round finale

DOVER, Del. _ If Dale Earnhardt Jr. glanced immediately below his spot in NASCAR's Chase standings, he would see Kyle Busch and Paul Menard lurking just one point away.tmpplchld Just above, Jamie McMurray sits one point away from Earnhardt.tmpplchld It's a tight, uncomfortable sandwich in which Earnhardt sits: in 12th place as the 16-driver Chase heads into Sunday's AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway, the final race of the playoffs' first round.tmpplchld With the top 12 advancing into the second round, Earnhardt's spot is precarious. He knows it, but doesn't really want to think about it.tmpplchld "I don't look at the numbers, because the...