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NASCAR: Why Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Success Is the Best Thing for the Sport

NASCAR is widely popular in the United States, although it has seen its numbers drop a bit recently. The television ratings and sponsorships are getting thinner as times get tougher, but one solution that would help put NASCAR back on the front page is right under our noses. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Love him or hate him, he carries a ton of fans, and his success would drive up business in NASCAR. Despite struggles the last few seasons for the 88 team, Earnhardt Jr. won NASCAR's Most Popular Driver award for the eighth straight year. Junior is one of the most popular drivers of all time, trailing only Bill Elliot (16) and Richard Petty (10) in the Most Popular Driver Award category. Whatever causes him to be the most popular driver every year&mda...

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