EARNHARDT JR. ENDS DISASTROUS 2009 SEASON MIRED IN 57-RACE LOSING STREAK

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season of unrelenting misery and inexplicable failure came to a merciful close on Sunday at the Ford 400. After starting 32nd and charging into the top 10, he ... well, by now you know what happened next. It's what always happens next. Earnhardt finished 28th. The sport's most snakebit driver paid the price for running the high line, hitting the wall multiple times before eventually pitting with a flat tire. It was his 57th consecutive loss. Earnhardt finished 2009 with two ...

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