Heading into the first off week of the season after the March 24th race at Fontana, all was good in the NASCAR world.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a top of the standings after the first five races of the season and coming off of the best start of his career. Earnhardt started the year off with a second, fifth, seventh, sixth and second place finish respectively to start the year off and was closer and closer to victory lane.
The series was heading to Martinsville and Texas the first two races after the off week which are two very good tracks for Earnhardt. Everyone anticipated for him to extend his points lead and possibly land in victory lane in one of those races.
Instead, he’s free falling down the standings as he’s gone from first to sixth heading to the next race at Kansas Speedway.
Last weekend, Earnhardt finished a dismal 24th at Martinsville after having a very rough day. Saturday night at Texas he was looking like a real threat to win until a costly mistake he made on Lap 187 of ...