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Earnhardt looking for win and Texas could be it

Updated: April 8, 2006, 4:04 PM ET
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

Not that fourth place is what Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s after, but when it's all you can get on a day that appears headed toward DNF, it's a remarkable finish and one worthy of applause.

Which is exactly what he got last weekend at Martinsville Speedway. A more patient and mature Junior has followed a team motto of getting the most out of every lap to snap out of last season's funk and sit comfortably in sixth place in the standings.

"I am just really proud of the whole effort everybody ...

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