Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s frustrating season took another bad turn when he wiped out on the 118th lap.
Earnhardt Jr. failed to finish for the ninth time in 35 races, and for the third time in the last six races.
“I just lost it off (Turn) 2,” said Earnhardt Jr.
“I got up there a little high and it just came around. I tried to save it the best I could, but I couldn’t.”
With one race to go, Earnhardt Jr.’s string of seasons with a victory is in jeopardy. He has won at least one race every year since 2000 but hasn’t won this year.
Next week’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway is his last race driving for Dale Earnhardt Inc. He’s leaving the team for Hendrick Motorsports next season.