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CHARLOTTE, N. http://www.buccaneersnflfansstore.com/lee-roy-selmon-jersey/ .C. - While driving Dale Earnhardts legendary black No. 3 Chevrolet last season
was the experience of a lifetime for Austin Dillon, nothing crazy happened in
his rookie season.He wants that to change in 2015.We have to start getting
crazier, Dillon said Thursday at NASCARs annual media tour event. We have to
make things happen. We need to be in the Chase. We need to be a part of the
chaos at the end of the year.Dillon had just one top-five and four top-10
finishes in his first season at the Sprint Cup level driving one of NASCARs most
recognizable cars.That lack of production kept him out of the Chases new
playoff-style format implemented in 2014.That is what this year is about —
stepping out and going after it, more so than (last) year, Dillon said. I think
people know how we approached last year — and we did it right — but now its time
to make fire.The 24-year-old Dillon went about getting a jump start on his goal
of making the Chase when he had a sit-down meeting with crew chief Gil Martin
after last season.The goal was to create a blueprint for success.Ultimately,
Dillon said they discussed his need to come to the track better prepared on race
weekend.I know it takes more than what I gave it last year, Dillon said. The
good thing is we had a decent year last year and when you know what those are,
you should be able to take those and make them better.The second season in the
same automobile seems to work for him.Dillon won the Camping World Truck Series
championship in 2011, his second full season racing trucks. He moved up the
then-Nationwide Series the following year and won the championship a year later
in 2013.It would be a long-shot for him to do the same at the Sprint Cup level,
given the inherent pressure and competition.Dillon admits that racing the
Intimidators black No. 3 Chevy involved a lot of pressure that came with high
expectations. But hes not about to back down.I want to put more pressure on
myself, Dillon said.Dillon said one of the goals this year to be stronger — and
more aggressive — on restarts.We have to push ourselves more and make things
happen, Dillon said.Dillons talent is indisputable.Hes won Rookie of the Year
awards at the K&N Series East, the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide
Series.But hes come to realize it will take more than just reputation to win at
the Sprint Cup level.You cant rely on talent, because everyone at that level has
talent, Dillon said. Some people can rely on talent and that is unbelievable.
But it is going to take more for me to get prepared better and be ready when I
get to the track to make it happen.The Chase is his goal, he said.Its amazing,
Dillon said. I enjoyed it and I want to be a part it. Its really going to push
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Mike Moustakas and Jarrod Dyson hit RBI singles in the second inning against
Kevin Correia (4-10), and that was all Vargas needed. http://www.buccaneersnflfansstore.com/ronde-barber-jersey/ . The (14-15-5) Jets are seventh in the Central Division with 33 points.  They
trail sixth place Nashville and fifth place Dallas by two points.PITTSBURGH --
When Daniel Alfredsson pulled off the stunner of the NHL off-season by leaving
the Ottawa Senators as a free agent, the rationale he gave was simple: He
thought the Detroit Red Wings offered him a better chance to win the Stanley
Cup. At the time, skeptics looked at the Senators and questioned if that was
true. They had just overcome injuries to Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson and
Craig Anderson to reach the second round of the playoffs, and even Alfredsson
saw a bright future ahead. Playing into his 40s, Alfredsson just didnt "have the
time to wait for that." As a disappointing season unfolded in Ottawa, it became
clear the longtime Senators captain was right, and on Wednesday night the Red
Wings validated his decision to sign in Detroit by making the playoffs and
giving him another opportunity to chase the Cup. "Thats what you play for: to
get into the playoffs," Alfredsson said after the Red Wings clinched with a
shootout loss in Pittsburgh. "I played a long time in this league, I played a
lot of playoff games but I havent won the Stanley Cup, and thats what you dream
about. Thats the only reason Im still playing." The easy move, as Alfredsson
acknowledged July 5, wouldve been to re-sign with the Senators and play out a
career that would then include his No. 11 being raised to the rafters and maybe
a statue being built outside Canadian Tire Centre. Leaving immediately clouded
his legacy. In the wake of Alfredssons departure, the Senators couldnt seem to
get out of a fog early and were never able to catch up. They missed the playoffs
for the third time in six years, but even from afar the former face of that
franchise didnt get any satisfaction in watching the Sens struggle. "I was
hoping that they would do well, theres no question," Alfredsson said Tuesday in
Buffalo. "Other than that, my focus is solely on this team and on the present
and finishing out this season strong." Led by Alfredsson and fellow Swede
Gustav Nyquist, the Red Wings made a strong push to qualify for the playoffs on
the night they played their 80th game of the season. And they did so despite
missing stars Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg for almost half the season due
to injuries, while Alfredsson, himself, missed 13 games. Thanks to major
contributions from young players like Nyquist and Tomas Tatar, Detroit overcame
those and many more injuries to make a 23rd consecutive playoff appearance. The
Red Wings also leaned heavily veteran defenceman Niklas Kronwall, Alfredsson and
coach Mike Babcock to steady the ship. "I think theres a few factors:
goaltendings been consistent for us, I think Kronwall has pulled a really heavy
load throughout the year on and off the ice for this team," Alfredsson said.
"And (the) coaching staff, as well, adjusting to the team we have and giving us
a chance and a game plan to win every night. Theyve been pushing us hard. Its
been hard-fought to get here, but it feels great." A sseason full of injuries
putting a coach in line for a Jack Adams Award -- sound familiar? Ottawas Paul
MacLean won it last year, and Babcock will be a serious candidate given how many
Red Wings regulars missed time this season. http://www.buccaneersnflfansstore.com/kwon-alexander-jersey/. Of course someone has to score to make that happen. Alfredssons 49 points on 18
goals and 31 assists have him tied with Kronwall for the team lead with two
games left. Alfredsson was all smiles in the visiting locker room Wednesday
night after helping Detroit pick up the one point it needed to make it. And
while clinching a playoff spot was a proud accomplishment, he didnt deny doubts
crept in when the Red Wings learned Datsyuk and Zetterberg would be out for a
while. "We knew it was going to be tough," Alfredsson said. "We had a similar
situation in Ottawa last year where we lost Spezza, Karlsson, (Milan) Michalek
and Anderson for longer periods of time. "If you get something going and you get
a good feeling within a locker-room, you can accomplish a lot of things, and I
think thats what weve done. Were a good group, we have fun and we know how to
work for each other. Its kind of contagious when you see everybody going.
Everybody kind of drags along and knows that they have to pull their share, as
well." Taking a step back from the situations, Alfredsson didnt see much more of
a correlation between the triumphs of the 2013 Senators and the 2013-14 Red
Wings. In his estimation, this year was worse. "I think in Ottawa it was more
right away we knew a few guys were out for longer periods of time," he said. "It
wasnt as much guys coming back, guys coming out. Weve been shuffling lines for
most of the year but still found ways to get everybody contributing." Alfredsson
was one of 34 skaters to dress for the Red Wings this season, second only to the
Penguins (37) among playoff teams. Beyond Nyquist and Tatar, Detroit likely
wouldnt have extended its NHL-best playoff streak were it not for minor-league
call-ups Riley Sheahan, Luke Glendening and Tomas Jurco. The kids -- a couple of
whom werent even alive the last time the Red Wings missed the playoffs -- are
all right in Alfredssons eyes. But he also believes Babcock and his staff
deserve some credit. "They gave them that chance and didnt make it a big deal,"
Alfredsson said. "Its just, You can do this. I think that gave them confidence.
They definitely made the most of it. I think Coach gave them a chance, and they
repaid him with solid play." Anything less than solid play wouldve meant an
early summer for the Red Wings and a quicker start to the retirement questions
for Alfredsson. Instead, the 41-year-old winger gets to compete in the playoffs
for the 15th time in his NHL career. This time is extra special because of how
difficult it was. "I think we worked extremely hard to get to this point, and it
feels great," Alfredsson said. "This group has overcome a lot of adversity and
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