CONCORD, N.C. – Sunday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet SS team will take on Michigan International Speedway.
So far this season, Earnhardt has one top-five finish and two top-10s. After last weekend’s incident that ended his race prematurely, the No. 88 team has gotten together to push through the obstacles and maintain positive attitudes.
“When you come off of a high weekend where we feel like we have a good race car and the potential to win and it doesn’t happen, that’s when you have to rally the troops back up,” No. 88 team crew chief Greg Ives said. “You have to go back with that same eagerness and that same confidence, otherwise it just continues to grind you.”
Ives said the group works best together when teammates build one other up and work together.
“I don’t think it’s one person that can make or break a race team,” Ives explained. “I think together we have to continue to have each other’s back. We have to continue to build each other up but also bring confidence each week to the race track.”
In his 17 starts with Hendrick Motorsports at Michigan, Earnhardt has two wins – including his first attempt with the organization in 2008 – six top-five finishes and nine top-10s. In the first of his final two visits to the Midwest track, the team believes it will find success once again.
“Going into this race weekend I feel like we’re going to have the speed necessary,” Ives said. “I feel like with Hendrick Motorsports’ engine package and with the teammates we have, we’re able to rely on a lot of different resources to give us that speed.”
Tune in to see how the No. 88 team fares at Michigan this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.