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Dale Earnhardt Jr: Popular Driver Endures Another Tough Loss at Daytona 500

Coming into the 2013 Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. had recorded a whopping six top-10 finishes at the historic race, including a victory in 2004.But the 38-year-old's third career second-place finish in the event has to sting.Earnhardt finished second on Sunday to Jimmie Johnson. Close, yet so far away.Earhardt's victory in 2004 showed that he had the means to win the event. So have his seven top-10 finishes to date. But being so close to being a multiple-time Daytona 500 winner, yet not ultimately accomplishing the feat, has to burn.There were more questions than usual heading into "The Great American Race" this year for Earnhardt, despite his resume in the event. For one, Earnhardt caused a wreck in a Daytona test in January. At th...

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