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Daytona Notebook: Earnhardt Jr. says the lead is the place to be on Sunday

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By Reid Spencer

NASCAR Wire Service


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows exactly where he wants to be in the closing laps of Sunday's Daytona 500.

He wants to be up front, without question.

If that seems obvious, remember that the lead hasn't always been the best place to be when approaching the checkered flag in the Great American Race.

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