Originally posted on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 4/14/13
Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical Dale Earnhardt Jr. was looking to bounce back from a dismal day in Martinsville a week ago, but things went awry in Texas when his No. 88 Chevrolet lost voltage on lap 187. “We had a battery go dead, and I didn’t diagnose it correctly,” Earnhardt said. “We’ve got two batteries in there, and we’ve got a switch in the driver’s seat.” Earnhardt out of instinct brought his machine to pit lane, when he easily could have just swapped to the back up battery, as Sprint Cup Series racecars are equipped with two batteries. We’ll never know what could have been had Earnhardt just swapped to the second battery, but he believes he could have salvaged a decent finish. “We would have lost about a second (swapping to the other battery) — lose nothing. Yeah switch the battery, we’re good. Probably would have had to put another battery in it, because we burned down the second battery. So we would have —
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