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NASCAR: Will Dale Earnhardt Jr. Be a Contender for the Cup Series Title in 2012?

A big question that always looms during the NASCAR season is, will Dale Earnhardt Jr. be a serious Sprint Cup Series title contender and actually win a race?It is a great question to ask. The last time Earnhardt Jr. made it to victory lane was in 2008 in Michigan, but even that win did not impress anyone.  He didn't dominate the race.  He only won based on fuel mileage.Since 2008, Earnhardt Jr. has finished 25th (2009) and 21st (2010) in points without any wins. Then came the 2011 season.He has been driving top notch equipment, the No.88 Chevy from Hendrick Motorsports.  People questioned his desire and car owner Rick Hendrick had the solution.  Hendrick shifted the teams and crew chiefs around among his t...

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