Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruises to 1st Talladega win since 2004

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. (Jerry Markland/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, Ala. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. cruised to his first win of the season Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

It is Earnhardt’s sixth victory at Talladega — but first since 2004. Jimmie Johnson finished second, followed by Paul Menard and Ryan Blaney.