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The Lugnut Report: Bad Luck Continues to Follow Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

 It's home sweet home for the drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., this is going down as “the most frustrating season of my career.” With 66 starts for Hendrick Motorsports under his belt since joining the team in 2008, Earnhardt, Jr. has an average finish of 18.25, seven DNFs, and just one victory. The No. 88 AMP Energy Chevrolet also failed to make the Chase this season, and sat 22nd in points before the start of the NASCAR Banking 500.   In the first two practices of the weekend, Earnhardt, Jr. put up solid practice speeds, finishing the sessions before qualifying in 13th and 16th—and then going out to qualify a dismal 39th, while his three other HMS teammates qualified in the top ten.   “L...

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