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After 4 Years of Losing with Class, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins with It

On Sunday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled into victory lane at Michigan International Speedway for the first time in four years.  He had taken the checkered flag, burned the tires off his No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard/Dark Knight Rises Chevrolet and had a throng of supporters waiting to greet him as he emerged from his race car.  Only he didn't, not right away.That's because Dale Earnhardt Jr. was on the phone with owner Rick Hendrick.  And everyone would have to wait—the media, crew chief Steve Letarte, his team, fellow drivers, sponsors and of course the fans.  Junior was in no hurry as he sat in the car partially concealing his face during what may be the longest phone conversation in Victory Lane history....

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