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NASCAR Needs to Move on from the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Era

It's time to move on, NASCAR.Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes the Sprint Cup series headlines almost every week.If he runs well, commentators speculate on how his success could impact the popularity of NASCAR. If he runs poorly, the headlines bemoan the fact that NASCAR would be better off if only Junior could start winning races again.I have a solution to the weekly soap drama that is the relationship between the fortunes of Dale Jr. and the future of NASCAR: Move on from Junior and accept the fact that he is not the savior of the sport—nor can he be.At some point, people need to recognize reality. The reality is that Junior has won a grand total of one race in the last four years. His curren...

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