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10/11/2012

Whew - Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be back in time to race Texas

Dale_jr_ciaJust when NASCAR saw its most prized and marketable name finally put himself in a position to win the Sprint Cup he has to get himself all wrecked up and now he is out with a concussion.

Dale Jr. will miss the next two Sprint Cup races after he sustained a concussion last week in a massive wreck at the crash up derby track that is known is Talladega. Click here for more. The wreck happened on the last lap of the race. Nice timing.

What NASCAR really needs is more restrictor plate races.

Junior will miss the Chase for the Cup race on Oct. 13 in Charlotte and Oct. 21 in Kansas. That would put him back in time for the Oct. 28 race in Martinsville and, more importantly to the Texas crowd, the AAA Texas 500 on November 4 in Fort Worth.

You know somewhere Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage is saying, "Thank God."

Junior is currently in 11th in the Chase for the Cup standings, 51 points behind leader Brad Keselowski.

If you are NASCAR, this stinks. Junior may be a cash machine because of his daddy's name, but he is still the sport's most recognized name, moreso than Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson et all.

Imagine this chase if Junior was actually "around" it.

 

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