The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Phoenix International Raceway for the second race of the season at 3 p.m. ET on FOX. The Granite Stripe preview the race.

Listen to the Granite Stripe Podcast (2014, Ep. 3): Daytona 500 Recap

Jonathan and Gavin recap Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s memorable win in the Daytona 500 and preview the upcoming race at Phoenix.

Set your fantasy roster with the preview: Rise Like a Phoenix

The field will let out a collective sigh this weekend as it heads for a track with a little more self-control over one's destiny.

Join the debate with the Magic Mile Power Rankings

1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. - The six hour and 22 minute wait certainly put a damper on the initial excitement of the new NASCAR season. But having Earnhardt not only win the Daytona 500 - on the day his father's legendary No. 3 made its return to the track - but lock up a spot in the Chase was the ultimate storybook ending for Junior Nation. Now, what does he do for an encore?

Follow Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s path back to the top with the feature: Where He's Going is Not Where He's Been

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first (and most high-profile) race of the 2014 season on Sunday, and joined elite company in becoming a multiple-time winner of the Daytona 500. The win puts him on top of the NASCAR world, at least for a week, and he doesn't look ready to budge from his new found heights.