Found March 27, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
If there is one word that can be used to describe Dale Earnhardt Jr’s performance over the last two seasons, it would have to be consistent. Dale Earnhardt Jr started 2013 off on a high-note as he finished 2nd to his teammate Jimmie Johnson at the Daytona 500.  Since then, NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver has not skipped a beat. He has not finished outside the top-10 in the first five races of the 2013 season and the #88 National Guard Chevrolet has truly shown speed out on the track at times. With his driving and Steve Letarte’s pit strategy, this has allowed the Hendrick Motorsports driver to be the man on top of the Sprint Cup Series points standings heading into the off-week and Martinsville, a track that has relatively been a great track for Earnhardt. The Gen-6 race car has truly allowed Dale Earnhardt Jr to reach his full potential.  Ever since his comments on the car when testing at Charlotte, many reports around NASCAR speculate that his time to win a Sprint Cup title is now.  At this very moment, I would have to agree.   Consistency is really paying off for Earnhardt, but if he can win several races in 2013, then all bets are off for NASCAR’s Most Popular driver.  

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