Dale Earnhardt Jr. can't be pleased with missing last year's opportunity.
After concussions prematurely halted his run in last year's Chase for the Sprint Cup, Earnhardt Jr. and his No. 88 team at Hendrick Motorsports enter the year looking to make up for lost time in 2013. But after possibly missing their best chance at a title in 2012, they're going to be looking at a lot of questions this year.
Forget the fact that Earnhardt Jr. has yet to drive a full season since his concussions, or the 13 races that remain unsponsored for his car. There are bigger issues at play for the fan favorite and media magnet.