NASCAR's most popular driver is in danger of missing the Chase for the second year in a row. Now 17th in points, Earnhardt faces a critical month. The next four tracks on the schedule—Pocono (career average finish: 17.4), Michigan (15.9), Sonoma (21.4) and New Hampshire (17.8)—are among his worst. If Junior can't find a way to communicate better with crew chief Lance McGrew, his Chase hopes could be stalled by July.
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