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Sport Dale Jr.'s race ends early with broken transmission

00:11  12 june  2017
00:11  12 june  2017 Source:   foxsports.com

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Blown transmission finishes Dale Jr .' s day early . Dale Earnhardt Jr ., who was forced out of Sunday' s Pocono race because of mechanical issues, has finished 30th or worse six times this season.

- Dale Earnhardt Jr .' s farewell season took another dive Sunday after he mis-shifted his car and ruined the transmission on the No. 88 Chevrolet SS just 58 laps into the scheduled 160-lap Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway.

  Dale Jr.'s race ends early with broken transmission © Matthew T. Thacker LAT Images www.latphoto.co.uk Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s day came to a sudden and abrupt end, when for the second time in three days, he missed a shift and broke the motor in his No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

After completing Stage 1 of the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt began Stage 2, and when he did, he missed a shift on the 3,740-foot-long frontstretch. Earnhardt attempted to shift from third to fourth gear, but instead got second gear.

It was déjà vu all over again, because the same thing happened earlier in practice on Friday, and when it did, Earnhardt’s engine went past 12,000 rpms and broke. The same thing happened this time, knocking Earnhardt out of the race.

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RELATED: Why Junior started at the rear | Dale Jr .’ s stats by track. History repeated itself this weekend for Dale Earnhardt Jr . as an engine issue brought on by a bad shift ended his day in the Axalta presents the Pocono 400 and resulted in a 38th-place finish.

Dale Earnhardt Jr .’ s day came to a sudden and abrupt end , when for It was déjà vu all over again, because the same thing happened earlier in practice on Friday, and when it did, Earnhardt’ s engine went past 12,000 rpms and broke . Breaking down all the tight racing on NASCAR’ s smallest track.

After climbing from his car, Earnhardt was understandably frustrated.

“There really isn’t anything different,” he said. “The shifter’s not different, the handle’s not different, the location — everything’s the same. I don’t know. It’s something about my  motion … going in the wrong gear. I can’t — I wish I could blame it on something else, because this is awful. Feels awful.”

Earnhardt, in his final season of racing, finished 38th in the 39-car field.

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