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LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back on top in NASCAR in something other than a most popular driver poll.
Junior holds the Sprint Cup Series points lead entering the race at Pocono Raceway. He just hopes he ends the season in the same spot and with his first Cup championship.
No driver has been as consistent over the first 20 races as Earnhardt. He snapped a four-year losing streak this season and has finished fourth in three of the last four races.
It's been years since Earnhardt was a legitimate championship contender. This could be the year he's in it until the end.

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