|Earnhardt wants to race his way into All-Star race|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 20 May 2011 13:35|
But in saying last week he'd be OK doing that should he fail to qualify for Saturday night's $1 million race, Earnhardt gave the impression he didn't much care to participate.
That's not how he meant it, he insisted Friday, saying he probably did ``not word that correctly and gave people the wrong impression, I guess; I do care about being here.''
Earnhardt is no longer guaranteed a starting spot in Saturday night's field because his 10-year exemption for winning the race in 2000 has expired. His last chance to earn a spot was last week at Dover, but his losing streak instead stretched to 104 races.