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Earnhardt wants more success in '15 with new chief
NASCAR Homestead Auto Heal WEB
Dale Earnhardt Jr. uses a computer after qualifying laps for a NASCAR Nationwide Sprint Cup series auto race on Friday in Homestead, Fla. - photo by Associated Press
Dale Earnhardt Jr. imagined his Nationwide Series trophy was a chalice, tipped it back and acted like he was taking a big swig of champagne or beer — the beverages of choice for NASCAR winners and champions. Earnhardt had plenty of practice chugging this season. He left Homestead-Miami Speedway with one more keepsake for the home office — he's running out of room with a corner of his North Carolina home occupied with a Martinsville grandfather clock — and validation that his foray into team ownership was the right call nearly a decade ago.