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Sunday, November 15, 2009
Earnhardt crew treated after wreck

By Terry Blount and Angelique Chengelis
ESPN.com

AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Six pit crew workers for Dale Earnhardt Jr. were involved in a car accident Sunday morning on the way to Phoenix International Raceway, but all of them are expected to work the Checker Auto Parts 500 Sunday afternoon, team officials confirmed.

All six men were treated and released at the PIR Infield Care Center after their vehicle was T-boned at an intersection near the track.

Crew chief Lance McGrew was not in the accident and didn't want to speak about the incident Sunday morning when approached at the No. 88 Chevrolet hauler in the Sprint Cup garage.

Earnhardt will start 18th in Sunday's race. He is a two-time winner on the 1-mile PIR oval, but Earnhardt is winless this season with two races remaining.

Terry Blount and Angelique Chengelis cover NASCAR for ESPN.com.