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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is always a threat to win on both restrictor plate tracks at Daytona and Talladega.
But recently, he’s actually becoming a bigger threat at winning on the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway oval.
Since Earnhardt joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, he’s won twice. Both victories happened to be the June race in Michigan.
Last year, Earnhardt ended his career worst string without a win with a victory on Fathers Day at Michigan. It got the crowd going into a frenzy and helped NASCAR tremendously in the upcoming races as Junior nation fans were flocking to the box office now that they knew their driver was back and a championship contender.
With him being so good at Michigan and the perfect storm that’s in his favor, I would be shocked in Earnhardt didn’t win again this Sunday.
First lets look at how good Earnhardt has been at Michigan. He won there last year and finished fourth in the August race. Five of his 10 starts at MIS since he’s been with Hendrick he’s fi...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. last visited Victory Lane a year ago here and owner Rick Hendrick said he thought his driver looked even better heading into this weekend's race than he did in 2012, when he ended a 143-race dry spell.
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"It's easier to see the truth from his position on the other side of the fence. It's more difficult to see growth and...
Last year it was Batman. This year it's Superman.
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