Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/16/14
Dale Earnhardt Jr. lost the handle on his car - and the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday. His 24th-place finish dropped Earnhardt to third in the standings, 12 points behind new leader, and race winner, Jimmie Johnson. Earnhardt ran as high as fourth on Lap 85, but fought a tight condition throughout the race. While he was still running in the top 10 at the halfway point of the race, his car quickly deteriorated throughout the second half. Just after the 10th caution, Earnhardt lined up 21st with Danica Patrick just ahead of him. Earnhardt was battling to get back on the lead lap and tangled with Patrick coming out of Turn 2. As Brian Vickers attempted to pass her going through Turns 3 and 4, he slid up into Patrick and sent her into Earnhardt -- and Earnhardt spinning. Earnhardt attempted to gather up the car and continue when race leader and eventual winner Johnson passed him and put his No. 88 a second lap down. "We know who our friends are ou...
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  • Dale Jr got screwed as a team mate.When he got spun out and field came around his so called team mate Jimmy Jhonson put him a second lap down.To me thats BS especially as many times as Jr has drafted him to finish line giving up the win so Jimmy would win .Jimmy J is not a team player never has been even with jeff G.I understand if last lap and they are running for the finish line but not to put Jr two laps down.The reat of the field waited on Jr but not his own team mate.Jr needs to remember that .Ive been Earnhardt fans for years always will be but as far as JJ as team mate screw him.Just saying what i feel and saw .Hendricks wants a family of drivers well JJ is in his own world dont know what a team mate is .Also why hasnt media said anything about situtation afraid of JJ or wat i think it should be addressed just saying .Thanks for your time DW

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