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Dale Earnhardt Jr. apologizes to team

Updated: May 11, 2011, 11:55 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. called a team meeting following Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway and apologized for his pit road mistake that cost the team a top 10 finish -- and possibly a win.

Earnhardt was running sixth coming to pit road with 38 laps remaining when he came in too fast and hit the commitment cone, knocking it onto the track. Because he wasn't all the way inside the cone, NASCAR's most popular driver was given a pass-through penalty under green ...

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