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NASCAR AdvoCare 500: Earnhardt Jr.’s Cup Hopes Dim as Teammates Dominate Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. struggled around the Atlanta Motor Speedway in NASCAR's AdvoCare 500, and he watched the two racers behind him in the standings for the Sprint Chase for the Cup standings finish ahead of him. This race was a big blow to Earnhardt's hopes of making the Chase field.Earnhardt is still in ninth place with just one race to go before the field is set, but judging by this race he may not make that field.Jr. entered this race ninth in the Cup standings. He had an 18-point lead on Tony Stewart and a 39-point lead on the hard charging Keselowski. If they both pass him, he will not make the field. And both drivers made up serious ground on Earnhardt at Atlanta.Stewart finished third and Keselowski came in sixth to close the gap on...

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