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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Top Reasons He’s Quietly Having a Terrific Sprint Cup Season

Not being one for fanfare or a place in the spotlight, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has quietly gone about securing a place in the Chase with his new team at Hendrick Motorsports. The driver of the Amp Energy/National Guard No. 88 Chevrolet is constantly scrutinized for his every move purely because of his name. Junior faces pressures unlike the other drivers in the top-tier of NASCAR. He is an eight-time Most Popular Driver with a fanbase that outshines all of his competitors. The trials and tribulations he has faced personally and as a driver in the Sprint Cup series have weighed heavily on him. His mediocre performance in 2009 and 2010 caused him to question his ability. Now he has dug his way out of the ditch and is finding chemistry with hi...

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