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>>>
- Matt DiBenedetto’s excellent run comes to abrupt, violent end - February 17, 2019
- Clint Bowyer’s last-ditch effort ends in nine-car wreck - February 17, 2019
- Jimmie Johnson scores miraculous top 10 at Daytona - February 17, 2019