Dale Earnhardt Jr is looking forward to washing away the bad taste that Nextel Cup 2007 has left him.
Before leaving for Australia and a couple weeks in the relative outback and after winning another of NASCAR's Most Popular Driver awards he told listeners that he wished he could start 2008 right now.
"I'd trade it in if I could start the Daytona 500 tonight or tomorrow,"
Say what you will about Junior's 2007 season in Nextel Cup - off the track, life has been pretty good to THE REAL DALE EARNHARDT INC.
Let's see, there's the new contract with Hendrick Motorsports - that just has to be the biggest in the sport, doesn't it? Couple that with whatever he has worked out with new sponsors, Amp, the National Guard and Adidas.
His JR Motorsports is thriving, with a new-found star in-the-making in Brad Keselowski driving the #88 Navy sponsored Nationwide Series entry.
I'll be surprised if the Earnhardt bunch doesn't buy the whole series. Afterall, they don't have one of those yet.
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