Do race fans think Dale Earnhardt Jr will win a Sprint Cup race in 2009? Well, according to the results of last week’s decidedly unscientific NASCAR-ista poll, the answer to that question is “yes and yes”.

Of the 154 readers who responded, almost half (46%) have “no doubt” that Dale Jr will take the No. 88 car to Victory Lane this year. Thirty percent said “with a little luck” he’ll take the checkered flag. And 24 percent say all bets are off — this won’t be Junior’s year.

In other Junior-related news, JR Motorsports announced today that time in JRM’s No. 5 Nationwide car will be split between Dale Jr, Tony Stewart, Mark Martin, Ryan Newman and Scott Wimmer.

Junior plans to take the wheel at Texas in April, Talladega in April, Charlotte in May, Daytona in July and Atlanta in September. Martin will drive at Richmond in May. Stewart takes the helm at Charlotte in October. Newman plans to run at Dover in May, Chicago in July, Michigan in August and Kansas in October and Wimmer will race at Darlington in May, Milwaukee in June, Indianapolis in July, Iowa in August, Bristol in August and Richmond in September.