Hendrick busy being referee between volatile Earnhardt and beleaguered Eury

Owner Rick Hendrick has often listened with amusement as Dale Earnhardt Jr. cusses out crew chief Tony Eury Jr. on the radio during a race. Hendrick is not amused when he thinks it's getting in the way of winning a title, and it just might be, writes David Newton.

Updated: September 22, 2008, 1:18 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s five-second lead had long evaporated because of a bad set of tires 214 laps into Sunday's Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and NASCAR's most popular driver was having a fit as he fell back in the field.

"We need a security guard over there watching those son-of-a-bitches," he screamed over his in-car radio. "… I can't figure out why we keep f------ up in the middle of all these races. Every f------ time."

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