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NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Misled By Rick Hendrick?

It sounded so perfect to have NASCAR's most popular driver join the premier race team owner, Rick Hendrick. A move to Hendrick Motorsports for Dale Earnhardt Jr. had all the trappings of a dream marriage. Rick Hendrick lost his son in a tragic plane crash and Dale Jr. faced the untimely death of his dad in a crash at Daytona. Together they had a mutual bond of not only friendship, but a void that needed to be filled.  Rick Hendrick also had many ties back to the Earnhardt family. It sounded so glamorous for Dale Jr. to perhaps become the charmed driver at HMS.  He was expected to amass wins and a championship or two. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson would race well, but in the shadow of Dale Jr. or atleast that is wha...

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