Special Reports

Chasing Junior: Junior’s Golden Age

Dale Earnhardt Jr. set the sport on fire when he burst onto the Cup Series scene.

CHARLOTTE, NC — His dad was top of the mountain. He was the up-and-coming crown prince of NASCAR. Dale Earnhardt Jr. set the sport on fire when he burst onto the Cup Series scene 17 years ago. I was there for much of that ride as a young (ish) sports guy. Tonight, as he races a final season, we throw back…