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

00:11  12 june  2017
00:11  12 june  2017 Source:   FOXSports

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  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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Multi-Car Crash Ends Dale Jr .' s Daytona 500. At race ’ s end , Earnhardt was scored 37th. Starting second, Earnhardt settled into the top five in the early going One of those cars, the No. 18 of Kyle Busch, broke loose entering turn three on lap 105 with Earnhardt and a group of cars close behind.

Dale Earnhardt Jr .’ s Monday at Bristol was a frustrating one. Junior was stuck mid-pack for most of the day until his car careened into the wall on lap 217. “I don’t know we broke something in the oil system under caution,” Junior said.

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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