Funny you should mention that, I just did a big project on NASCAR, and Dale only ever finished outside the top 25 5 times in his cup racing career. They were his first four season, none of which were full time, and his final tragic season. I have mapped Dale Sr.'s entire career while looking for trends among other NASCAR champions, if you want, I can whip up a Dale Jr. career trend and send them to you. Just let me know!
Also, this question is just going to bring the Kyle haters out again, just saying.