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Do It Again: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Looks To Repeat Texas Magic From 2000

April 2, 2000, will forever be immortalized as a memorable date for one of racing's perennial names when third-generation driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. captured his first career victory in the NASCAR Cup ranks at the Texas Motor Speedway. Even if the weather was eerie, filled with clouds and a brooding atmosphere surrounding the treacherous 1.5-mile facility, the scenes from Victory Lane on that day were liken to that of beach-goers enjoying the sun, taking in every aspect of their surroundings with absolute euphoria. Making that victory even sweeter for fans and the Earnhardt family was witnessing a rare moment of a seven-time Cup champion stepping out of that Intimidator role, embracing his 25-year-old son proudly as an emotional, joyful fat...

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