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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STEWART CALLS EARNHARDT ‘NO-TALENT SOB’

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s season of unrelenting misery and inexplicable failure continued Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway, where his bizarre string of awful luck extended beyond the track. Six pit crew workers for the 88 team for were involved in a car accident Sunday morning on the way to the track. According to ESPN, all six men were treated and released at the PIR Infield Care Center after their vehicle was T-boned at an intersection near the track.So, that was before the race even s ...

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EARNHARDT LOSING STREAK REACHES 55; ENQUIRER SAYS JUNIOR IN ‘DEATH SPIRAL’

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season of unrelenting misery and inexplicable failure reached a new level of woe both on and off the track this week. On Sunday Earnhardt lost his 55th straight race and did so in what has now become his usual heartbreaking fashion. After running in the top 10 all day at Texas Motor Speedway, Earnhardt went to the pits for gas with five laps to go. After a quick splash, his engine refused to re-fire as he rolled down pit road. He sat motionless beyond his pit stall and lost ...

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EARNHARDT LOSING STREAK REACHES 53

Martinsville, Va. _ Just when you thought Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s season of unrelenting misery and inexplicable failure could not get any worse, it did. The sport’s most popular driver entered the weekend at Martinsville Speedway 22nd in the standings and without a top-10 since Bristol in August. A fairly good run last week in Charlotte went south when the transmission on the No. 88 gave out, relegating him to a 38th place finish. With frustration and disappointment mounting, Junior ...

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EARNHARDT LOSING STREAK REACHES 52

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season of unrelenting misery and inexplicable failure continued at Lowe's Motor Speedway, where Earnhardt finished 38th after a long, frustrating night on the track. The 88 team, which had been making progress the last few races, took a step backward in Charlotte. Earnhardt fought the handling on the AMP Energy Chevrolet all night and was lapped by Denny Hamlin on lap 107. On lap 126 transmission issues led to a stop in the garage for the 88 car, where someone should have sh ...

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EARNHARDT LOSING STREAK REACHES 51

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season of unrelenting misery and inexplicable failure continued at Auto Club Speedway, where the 88 team started 37th and ran all the way up in the top 10, only to see all of its hard work wiped out in a crash of someone else's making. On lap 246, Earnhardt was bumped from behind by Elliott Sadler, triggering an eight-car wreck that took the 88 out of the running for the top 10. He finished 25th. Said Earnhardt, "We are doing whatever we can to stay positive. We had a t ...

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EARNHARDT LOSING STREAK REACHES 50

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season of unrelenting misery and inexplicable failure continued at Kansas Speedway, where the 88 team qualified on the front row, led 41 laps early in the Price Chopper 400 and proceeded to blunder away victory on pit road. During a green flag stop, the pit crew failed to attach all of the lug nuts to the left rear tire. Earnhardt Jr. was black flagged, penalized a lap and had to return to pit road to secure the rogue lug nut. Oh, but there was more misery and failure to com ...

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