2: For the first time in his career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has led the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points in two consecutive seasons. Earnhardt took the points lead last Sunday at Auto Club Speedway after posting his fifth top-10 finish of the season – the only driver to do so in 2013. This comes on the heels after leading the points twice in 2012. The only other season that Earnhardt has sat atop the points was 2004.
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