Does Dale Earnhardt Jr. Need a Chemistry Lesson?
Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. clearly wants to be one of those players early in 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Hendrick drivers finished first, second and third in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup in 2009, but Earnhardt Jr. wasn’t one of those drivers. “I want to compete and match the progress and success that the rest of the company’s having,” Earnhardt Jr. said. “I want to be on that level.” How does he get there after a winless season in 2009 that included a crew chief change from cousin Tony Eury Jr. to Lance McGrew? “I would really like to put together complete races where we’re competitive throughout the event and we’re able to get finishes that are good finishes, and those are top-fives and wins,” said Earnhardt Jr. “Wins are what everybody’s out there racing for, but if we could put together complete races without mistakes, without me making mistakes, without issues and problems arising, that’s definitely going to signal some progress.” McGrew will be