Welcome back to the Winner’s Circle, your fans love you. Dale Earnhardt Jr. broke a 55-race winless drought in the Sprint Cup Series. Last year he missed two races because of concussions and began the 2014 season emphatically after a winless 2013 in which he finished second five times.
Few in the 55-year history of NASCAR’s most fabled racetrack would have had as many reasons to be elated as Dale Jr. was after weathering the longest day in Daytona history. It was worth the wait.