Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins NASCAR Sprint Showdown, Bobby Labonte Wins Fan Vote

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he didn't want to rely on the Sprint Fan Vote to make NASCAR's All-Star Race.

As it turned out, he didn't have to.

Earnhardt Jr. led every lap of the Sprint Showdown on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, giving him a transfer spot into the All-Star Race along with AJ Allmendinger and Fan Vote winner Bobby Labonte.

"Tonight, you have to go right out of the gate," Earnhardt Jr. said. "That really comes down to the team getting together and putting the best package together."

Allmendinger had to pit with a flat tire before the green flag, but his four fresh tires allowed him to rally back and eventually pass Jamie McMurray with just two laps to go.

Meanwhile, Labonte beat out Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. for the Fan Vote despite finishing 12th.

Here are the results from the Sprint Showdown:

  1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (transferred to All-Star Race)
  2. AJ Allmendinger (transferred to All-Star Race)
  3. Jamie McMurray
  4. Martin Truex Jr.
  5. Juan Pablo Montoya
  6. Joey Logano
  7. Aric Almirola
  8. Jeff Burton
  9. Landon Cassill
  10. Travis Kvapil
  11. Casey Mears
  12. Bobby Labonte (transferred to All-Star Race via Fan Vote)
  13. Josh Wise
  14. Scott Speed
  15. David Gilliland
  16. Mike Bliss
  17. Joe Nemechek
  18. David Stremme
  19. David Reutimann
  20. Dave Blaney
  21. Stephen Leicht
  22. JJ Yeley
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