When Dale Earnhardt, Sr. tragically perished in a last lap crash at Daytona 10 years ago, he left a legacy that’s as big as the entire NASCAR nation and is as personal as the career of his favorite son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
What NASCAR has done since in preserving its own legacy is debatable. But what it has done to the legacy of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Is despicable. Who would’ve thought that such a talented driver would not have won a single championship in the 10 years since his father’s death?
The NASCAR community can blame itself for putting Junior on the short end of Victory Lane. But he does have an option that is above and beyond stock-car racing: jump to the IndyCar series. Here are seven reasons why Dale Junior should make that move.