NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., wipes his brow Oct. 6, 2012, after qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. The drivers were qualifying for the Sunday running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race. (Associated Press)

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NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., wipes his brow Oct. 6, 2012, after qualifying at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. The drivers were qualifying for the Sunday running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race. (Associated Press)