Junior one victory shy of Daytona's version of Triple Crown

Can Dale Earnhardt Jr. do what no driver has ever done in the history of Speedweeks? Can Junior win the 500 after taking the checkers in the Bud Shootout and Gatorade Duel? Terry Blount thinks so.

Updated: February 17, 2008, 11:43 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Any prognosticators out there who aren't picking Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the 50th running of the Daytona 500 haven't been paying attention.

Yeah, go ahead. I know it's coming. Call me an Earnhardt homer. I can take it.

I also have two eyes. And what I've seen over the past few days is complete domination by Earnhardt in his shiny new No. 88 Chevy for Hendrick Motorsports.

Sure he's the easy pick, but I'm also ...

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