Are Dale Earnhardt Jr’s Championship Hopes Over?
Not if you ask Junior. He walks through the Sprint Cup garage with an extra bit of confidence today. His head a bit higher and a spark in his eye. Earnhardt knows he has what it takes to be a Sprint Cup Champion.
Today at Chicagoland Speedway he took the No. 88 Chevrolet from a 42nd place starting position to a solid 8th place finish. He is now 7th in the standings, 17 points out of the lead.
Not if you ask Steve Letarte, Crew Chief on the No. 88. Letarte has given Dale Earnhardt Jr consistently fast and well-handling cars all year long. He has given Dale Jr a reason to be confident.
Not if you ask the media. Not long ago reporters who would regularly ignore Earnhardt or question his will to win are now talking about Junior’s chances after a very consistent series of top 5 and top 10 finishes in 2012.
Not if you ask a Dale Earnhardt Junior fan. His fans are ever confident and feel that he has a shot to win almost any race.
What about you? Who are you picking for the 2012 Champion?