Dale Earnhardt Jr. zooms past Casey Mears during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 28, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia. Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR.
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
I know I sound like a broken record — scratched cd for those younger readers, or even a corrupted MP3 file for even younger readers – but Dale Earnhardt Jr. proved again at Richmond that he is indeed knocking on the door of victory lane. It has now been a grueling 138 races since Earnhardt last tasted the spoils of victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but after nine races this season he already has four top-three finishes including a second-place effort this past weekend in Richmond.
Had it not been for a soft brake pedal Saturday night, Earnhardt may have tossed a 400-pound gorilla from his shoulders.
Is the timing right for Earnhardt to finally break through for the first time in nearly four years? Yes, but is th...