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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Finds New Kind of Success Building New Cars

With the way that the 2009 season went for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and company there was absolutely no way that 2010 could be any worse. Suffering what was statistically his worse season in Sprint Cup Series racing, the No. 88 team was revamped coming into 2010. A mid-season crew chief, shop and personnel changes were all on the menu in order to have the sports most popular driver run like his three teammates who had finished one-two-three in points last year. Team owner Rick Hendrick repeatedly said that Earnhardt Jr.’s team was ‘priority number one.’ When Speedweeks began it looked like the hard work was already paying off. Earnhardt Jr. qualified second for the Daytona 500 and had a solid week leading up to the big race. He ...

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