Last month, Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced this season would be his last as a NASCAR Cup Driver. Earnhardt Junior has never won a championship and his performance of late is raising concern he will miss this year’s playoff.
Five times in his last six races, Earnhardt Junior has finished out of the top 15. He heads to Dover ranked 23rd in the points, on the outside looking in of the playoffs. The Monster Mile has not been kind to Earnhardt Junior. His lone career win was September 23, 2001. In the 2016 spring race Earnhardt Junior finished 32nd.