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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Shows He Can Contend for Title in 2011…Or Can He?

With a second-place run at Martinsville, Dale Earnhardt Jr. moved up to eighth in Sprint Cup series points. Junior's pairing with crew chief appears to be paying off. He has three top-10s in 2011 as well as the Daytona 500 pole. Junior is showing that he is ready to contend for the 2011 championship. Or is he? Junior nearly won the race at Martinsville. He pulled a bump-and-run on Kyle Busch to a rousing ovation and led 17 laps as the race neared its conclusion. But then, Junior was passed by a hard-charging Kevin Harvick with a few laps to go. Fans waited in breathless anticipation as Junior pulled a crossover move, getting to Harvick's inside. Would he bump Harvick out of the way, as he had Kyle Busch just a few minutes earlier? Would he ...

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