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NASCAR: Bristol Could Spell the End for Dale Jr. and Hendrick Motorsports

It was just a few years ago when Dale Earnhardt Jr. was struggling to make it into the chase. Driving for Dale Earnhardt Incorporated, a company founded by his late father, Jr. had some success after the death of Dale Sr. Then, in 2006, he began to complain of inferior equipment, poor management, and a variety of other issues. After a string of engine failures in 2006, rumors started swirling that Jr. would eventually leave DEI for greener pastures. It didn’t take long for those rumors to become reality. The following May at Darlington International Raceway Dale Earnhardt Jr. hosted a post practice press conference outside his hauler. It was then announced he would be leaving DEI at the end of 2007. His reason for leaving was simple. ...

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