Earnhardt Jr. wins 2nd race of season at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. reaches for his helmet before a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race practice at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C., Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reaches for his helmet before a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race practice at Darlington Speedway in Darlington, S.C., Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Dale Earnhardt Jr. passed Brad Keselowski down the stretch to win a thriller Sunday at Pocono Raceway.

Earnhardt led only 11 laps, but with the race winding down his No. 88 Chevrolet was the car to beat.
He zipped past the dominant Keselowski, who had debris on his grill and a hot engine, with five laps remaining in the 400-mile race.

Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 and now has multiple wins in a season for the first time since 2004.

Keselowski has a runner-up finish to go with his 95 laps led. Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and rookie Kyle Larson rounded out the top five.

Earnhardt gives Hendrick Motorsports three straight wins, following back-to-back victories by Jimmie Johnson. Johnson overcame a pit road mishap to take sixth.

Emporia, KS native Clint Bowyer finished 11th.

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