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NASCAR: Does Dale Earnhardt Jr. Have What It Takes to Win the Chase?

It's an exciting thought: NASCAR's most popular driver for the past nine years, the son of one of its greatest all-time drivers, has a serious chance at winning his first championship at the Sprint Cup level.But does Dale Earnhardt Jr.—fan favorite, Nationwide Series team owner and likely the busiest man in NASCAR—really have what it takes to win this year's Chase for the Cup?It's true that 2012 has been Earnhardt Jr.'s best season in a very long time. For the past two weeks, he's led the points—something he hasn't done since the first race of the inaugural Chase in 2004. And behind a confident Hendrick Motorsports team led by crew chief Steve Letarte, he broke into Victory Lane at Michigan in June, scoring his first win i...

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