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Mark Martin and Dale Earnhardt Jr. On Front Row: Are 500 Odds Now Against Them?

Qualifying for the 52nd Daytona 500, which sees the green flag on Valentine's Day, is complete with a front row made up of two drivers that are both sentimental favorites.  They also happen to be teammates. For the first time since 1989, Hendrick Motorsports swept the top two positions for the Great American Race with 51-year-old Mark Martin winning the pole and Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. the outside pole. For Earnhardt Jr., it'll be the second time that he's qualified on the outside of the front row, the last being in 2003 where he then finished 36th in the race, but more importantly it starts the year on a better note than the last one ended. It's well documented how his 2009 progressed and after many offseason changes, inc...

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