Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #88 Army National Guard Chevrolet SS earned 1st place in the Sprint Cup Standing with his 2nd place finish Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Auto Club Speedway in the Auto Club 400 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Harold Hinson for Chevrolet)
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a renewed, focused driver who is hell-bent on proving the doubters wrong, and proving to himself that he’s as good as he thinks he is.
Through five races of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Earnhardt is doing just that to the tune of five top-ten finishes. He is the only driver to finish inside the top-10 in every race this year, he has completed every lap that has been contested, and his average finish of 4.4 is the best of anyone in the Series.
This past week at Auto Club Speedway he finished second, but it was how he finished second that meant the most. In one afternoon he shrugged off any doubt that there could have ...