"I was ready to leave IndyCar. I wanted to be here," she said. "When you are not missing something, longing for something, you don't really think about it that much."
Earnhardt's tried not to think too much about his late-race flame out at Charlotte last year. He channels any remaining frustration into working hard to make sure nothing goes wrong Sunday night.
Earnhardt expects his team to make the right calls and get himself up front when it matters most and "we hopefully have enough fuel to get to the finish line," he said.
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