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What Win at Pocono Means for Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Impressive 2014 Season

Few things surprise me in NASCAR anymore. But I have to admit, my jaw dropped slightly when I looked it up: The last time Dale Earnhardt Jr. won two races in the same season was in 2004. Since winning the Daytona 500 to start the 2004 season and then capturing another victory at Atlanta three races later, Earnhardt went more than 10 full years before he earned his second win in the same season Sunday at Pocono. Here's another jaw-dropping fact: Junior has won as many races this year as he did from 2007 through last season combined. Let's add a bit of emphasis to that: C-O-M-B-I-N-E-D. In other words, he won two races out of 250 starts across those seven years (276 if you count the remaining 26 races after winning his only race in 2006, the...

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