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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Tough Ending Ruins Solid Showing By Little E

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has had a long week at Daytona.First he has had to deal with the emotion of returning to the race that claimed his father's life on the 10-year mark of that tragic day. It is a topic he has been somewhat reluctant to discuss publicly, but something he was asked about frequently.On top of that, Junior faces more pressure than ever entering the 2011 NASCAR season. He has been in a slump, and he has said he feels the pressure of having let his team down.He started off the week by claiming the pole only to have that undone when a practice run wreck forced him to his backup car. By rule he was then relegated to start at the back of the pack.Earnhadt quickly rendered his starting position moot as he charged to the front. He the...

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