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Dale Earnhardt Jr: Is the #88 Car Cursed?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. might be considered "the lost boy" of Hendrick Motor Sports for 2009.  When Earnhardt signed with Hendrick Motor Sports in 2008, it seemed to be a perfect fit. It was NASCAR's most popular driver, from a strong lineage of stock car racing, matched with the best equipment available. With teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson it appeared that Rick Hendrick had assembled an all-star team. There were even references as the New York Yankees of NASCAR. The season started just as everyone anticipated. Earnhardt won the Budweiser Shootout and followed that up by winning Gatorade Duel #1, earning a starting spot on the second row for the Daytona 500.  Fast forward 26 races. Earnhardt enters the Chase in fourth place, along w...

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