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Junior's nephew will have to wait

Updated: May 30, 2009, 12:52 PM ET
Associated Press

DOVER, Del. -- Fourth-generation Earnhardt driver Jeffrey Earnhardt has failed to qualify for what he was hoping would be his debut race in the Nationwide Series.

Earnhardt was the lone driver Saturday who did not crack the 43-car field at Dover International Speedway. He's the grandson of Dale Earnhardt, the nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr., and son of Kerry.

Instead, Jeffrey Earnhardt will run a partial schedule this year in NASCAR's second-tier series.

The 19-year-old Earnhardt ...

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