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Earnhardt forced to park Amelia early at Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. parked "Amelia" early at Talladega Superspeedway.

Earnhardt's beloved car, rebuilt for the track where he's won more than any other active driver, bobbled 49 laps into Sunday's race and NASCAR's most popular driver started a wreck that collected Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne, as well as Matt DiBenedetto.

Just like that, his bid for a seventh Talladega victory was over.

Earnhardt headed to the garage with damage to the left front of his car.

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