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Why 2014 Will Be Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Best and Last Chance at a Sprint Cup Title

Let's face it, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans are a patient bunch. They've been waiting for their favorite driver to win a Sprint Cup championship since he made his debut in NASCAR's premier series in 2000. Back then, Junior was 25 years old and had a long career ahead of him. But as we enter the 2014 season, Earnhardt will be starting his 15th Cup campaign, and he still does not have his first Sprint Cup championship. Even worse, after earning 15 wins in his first five Cup seasons, Earnhardt has managed just four wins since the 2005 campaign. Do the math: That's four wins in the last nine seasons, certainly not the kind of thing that breeds championship drivers. Still, Junior has one more—and potentially his last good—shot at that elu...

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