|Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the All-Star Race|
Credit: Debbie Ross for Skirts and Scuffs
Junior ran in second and restarted in the front row alongside Kasey Kahne. He took the lead and right around turn 4, he slowed down and suddenly ran out of fuel.
"We weren't supposed to make it," he told reporters, "we were going to run out of gas and we knew it."
"I'm disappointed we didn't win, but if we would have won, it would have been a gift."
Dale Jr. is still fourth in points. His win is going to come and although it hasn't happened yet, there is six months left of the season; there are more races left than what we've already raced.
"We ran good tonight," Dale Jr. said. "I'm real proud. We'll be around for a long time."