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JR Motorsports to field three entries at Lowe's Motor Speedway

Can the three cars JR Motorsports fields at Lowe's Motor Speedway stop Denny Hamlin and streaking Joe Gibbs Racing? Stay tuned, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: May 23, 2008, 2:32 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

It's always newsworthy whenever Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs in the Nationwide Series. But so far this year, his starts have been in the No. 5 Chevrolet he fields under the JR Motorsports banner alongside teammate Brad Keselowski.

This weekend, Earnhardt is taking things a step further as Jimmie Johnson will be in the No. 5, with Earnhardt in the No. 83 -- the first time he's fielded three cars in a race.

For a moment, at least, that move may steal some of the spotlight ...

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