On Sunday Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the prestigious Daytona 500 in stellar fashion and perhaps, at long last, began living up to his legendary name. As Jay Busbee of Yahoo! Sports put it, "He's got "Junior" in his name, yes, but with this, the best race he's ever run, he's his own man."
This was Dale Jr's second win at Daytona (2004, 2014)-- a long and stressful decade apart. I'm sure Dale Sr. is somewhere very proud right now.