How prolonged will Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Sprint Cup sizzling streak proceed?: Earnhardt finished 2nd in Phoenix right after winning the Daytona 500

Earnhardt finished second in Phoenix after winning the Daytona 500

By: Jerry Bonkowski, Bleacher Report on March 3, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is setting himself up for a legitimate run at the Sprint Cup title.

LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is setting himself up for a legitimate run at the Sprint Cup title.

Off to the best start of his Sprint Cup career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. proved Sunday in Phoenix that his Daytona 500 win last week was no fluke.

If anything, it was a precursor of things to come.

Even though he came up just a bit short in The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, just barely finishing second to race winner Kevin Harvick, Earnhardt made it crystal clear he is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the 2014 season.

Never in his career has he started out with a win and a runner-up finish in the first 2 Sprint Cup races. Such a start bodes more than well for the remaining 34 races on the schedule.

So how long can Earnhardt keep his hot streak going?

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