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Earnhardt Jr. still confident

Posted on: February 10, 2011 1:58 pm
Edited on: February 10, 2011 5:20 pm
Posted By Pete Pistone

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Dale Earnhardt Jr . hasn't won a Sprint Cup Series race in nearly three years but the Hendrick Motorsports driver isn't doubting his ability to contend.

Junior met the press during Thursday's Medua Day activities at Daytona and says despite the lack of success since joining Hendrick he is confident in his talents and the resources Rick Hendrick has given him to succeed.

"I don't really doubt myself," Earnhardt said. "I never put the responsibility on anybody else. I never doubted (former crew chief Lance (McGrew ) or my team because I think Lance and Mark (Martin ) are going to run great. Mark is going to give that team to where they want to be and be competitive like they want to be. I don't doubt that at all."

Earnhardt believes there is plenty of time ahead in his racing career at Hendrick to get things back on track and has high hopes for this season with new crew chief Steve Letarte.

"I've never doubted myself," Earnhardt said. "I know what I've accomplished in the past. I know what I've been able to do. I know what I can do. It's just a matter of figuring out - things changed and something about how I'm working with the COT and how I'm working as a driver hasn't been productive and we've got to figure out what that means and why that's the case."

Listen to Dale Earnhardt Jr. at media day (21 minutes, 24 seconds)

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Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: February 10, 2011 6:13 pm

Earnhardt Jr. still confident

Hopefully he learned during the offseason that throttle is the pedal on the right!

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