Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/13/14
If I am Dale Earnhardt Jr., who just finished third last week at Pocono, plus jumped two spots in the points to fourth position, I have to be extremely excited about heading to the Irish Hills of Michigan this weekend. Remember that Dale won this race last year, and I believe the team is stronger now than they were then. I think this new Gen-6 car is something that he really has been waiting for. That No. 88 has shown strength and resiliency this year, I think a little more so than last season. Oh, by the way, let's not lose sight of the Super Hero factor, too! Last year Earnhardt won the Michigan race with Batman on the car. This year he returns to the Irish Hills with Superman on his car. So, I look for the entire team and especially the driver to be pumped up and focused. Obviously, last year Earnhardt's championship hopes were cut short with the concussion and being taken out of the car for a few races. Right now, though, they are hitting on all cylinders, and I think anything...
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