NASCAR America: Steve Letarte on preparing Dale Earnhardt Jr. and 88 team for the Chase


On Wednesday’s NASCAR America, we were joined by Steve Letarte, in his final season as Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief (Letarte moves to NBC Sports as a NASCAR TV analyst next season).

After Junior placed third this past Sunday on the road course at  Sonoma — the first time he’s ever recorded a top-10 at the twisting and turning track in California’s wine country — Letarte talks about the dynamics of qualifying for the playoffs and how the Chase for the Sprint Cup impacts the rest of the season.