Is 2014 the year for Dale Jr?

NASCAR's most popular driver trudged out of the Dover International Speedway garage area, up a set of wooden stairs and across the gravel toward a waiting golf cart.

It was May 2010, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just experienced one of the lowest moments of his career. On the one-year anniversary of his union with crew chief Lance McGrew, Earnhardt qualified 27th and finished 30th. He was a non-factor that day and many other days that season, when he finished outside the top 20 in points for the second consecutive year.

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