I said it back in the offseason that I believed this new Generation 6 NASCAR Sprint Cup car would play right into the hands of a driver like Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Now I realize it's only been two races in the new season, but so far, Dale Jr. hasn't made a liar out of me. He had a strong second-place finish at Daytona International Speedway and followed that up with a fifth-place finish Sunday at Phoenix.
Dale Jr. has 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup wins. However, during the last five-and-a-half seasons of racing the Car of Tomorrow, it's really been pretty dismal for him in his attempts to get to Victory Lane. He's only won a couple of races and both were at Michigan.
It just seemed like Dale Jr. never could get his arms around the old car and what it was doing. He never seemed to have a comfort level on the feel it was giving him. I said before Daytona that I felt this car would be a good fit for Dale Jr. This car has more downforce and I think it takes somewhat a step back in time to the car...