Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes up just short at Dover

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second at Dover Sunday. Getty Images)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished second at Dover Sunday. Getty Images)

For part of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway it looked as though Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 47 race losing streak might come to an end.  The 2001 winner at Dover led the field to the green from the pole and led most of the first 100 laps.

The trouble began during a round of green flag pit stops on lap 115. Earnhardt dove towards the pit entrance from the lead but didn’t slow down enough and was forced to stay on the track.  He hit pit road a few laps later but when the cycle of stops was over, Earnhardt was in eighth.

“I take responsibility for getting a little too eager coming onto pit road for that green flag stop,” Earnhardt said. MORE>>>

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