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Junior's early arrival at Daytona shows renewed vigor, dedication

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s decision to show up a week early at Daytona testing said plenty about NASCAR's most popular driver, writes Marty Smith.

Updated: January 16, 2008, 12:31 PM ET
By Marty Smith | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Each year at this time, as December eases into January, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is itching to scratch the very same emotion: boredom. While most folks in the NASCAR circus are knocking off the cobwebs from a far-too-festive (and brief) holiday season, Junior is plumb stir-crazy. Every single year.

Not that the offseason monotony triggered impromptu appearances at racetracks, mind you. He was bored, sure, but that doesn't mean he was making any unnecessary ...

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