Dale Earnhardt Jr.: The Frustration Continues

Dean StewartContributor IMay 11, 2009

DARLINGTON, SC - MAY 09:  Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, stands next to his car on the grid prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500 on May 9, 2009 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images for NASCAR)

Well, still no win for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The Southern 500 was very interesting with Mark Martin getting his second win in 2009.

The other Hendrick drivers are doing well. It seems that Earnhardt will run good at the start, and then fall off.

At least the pit crew is doing better. They got Earnhardt out in eighth after coming in 14th, but the frustrations continue for the driver of the No. 88 Chevy.

A lot of Earnhardt fans I know thought he would come out and win race after race.

It's a lot tougher to win in NASCAR today.

There are a lot of issue's team 88 needs to work on to get to Victory Lane.

I believe Earnhardt has what it takes to get a championship, but until they can figure out the problems within, it will be a long road for him.

In only his second year at Hendrick Motorsports, things could be worst.

Unlike other driver's, Earnhardt doesn't have to worry about losing his ride.

I believe Earnhardt needs to practice with the team more, and figure out what the areas are that need the most attention.

Patience is a virtue, but Earnhardt's is wearing thin.