Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/19/14

FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 08: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M's Toyota, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 8, 2009 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasn't satisfied with his fifth-place finish Sunday. And that's a good thing. He should be upset. Actually, he should be downright pissed off like the rest of Junior Nation as they wait for NASCAR's Most Popular driver to end his 40-race losing streak and return to Victory Lane. Hendrick Motorsports was Earnhardt's second chance -- an opportunity to align with stock car's juggernaut to win races and championships. But since his arrival in 2008, that hasn't happened. Jimmie Johnson happened. Three championships and 31 victories later, Johnson has not slowed down. And Mark Martin and then Kasey Kahne happened. In Martin's first year with HMS, he scored five wins and battled Johnson for the title, eventually settling for a career-matching second-place. Kahne has posted four wins in his first two seasons with Hendrick and finished fourth in points last year. Even 42-year-old Jeff Gordon has won six races and qualified for every Chase since Earnhardt arrived six se...
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