Do You Know Why Junior Finished 27th? Do You Want To Know?

Danielle hendersonCorrespondent IJune 13, 2009

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 12: Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet speaks to the media following practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 12, 2009 in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

As  most already know Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 27th in the Pocono race this past weekend.

What most don't know is that a front suspension part broke in his car. Which means the car would respond very little if any to adjustments made during the race.

My guess is that most just assumed that he was struggling for no reason, but he had a reason and a darn good one that!

"It totally made sense," Earnhardt said. "Actually, in the middle part of the race, I commented over to my engineer that I thought that part had failed. It was pretty good to be able to point at something and go, 'Well, here's the problem.' At least you can start forming better solutions when you know what your problem is."

From what I know of the suspension in the COT's is that he is lucky he didn't put that car in the fence!

Another example of how talented Dale Jr. really is.