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Testing in Daytona is all about learning and for Earnhardt Jr., he learned one thing – he can’t push a Ford that well. The result of that experiment was a big wreck, collecting 10 of his fellow competitors.
During the second draft session on Friday afternoon, Earnhardt Jr. was trying to push Marcos Ambrose down the backstretch when he ended up turning Ambrose in front of the whole field.
“We got off the back straightaway and were just kind of pushing him along there and our cars sort of just didn’t match up very well,” he said. “I got him hooked into the fence.”
It wasn’t the first time in the new car that Earnhardt Jr. had tried pushing as he had pushed Martin Truex Jr. in his Toyota and the cars matched up good. However, with Chevrolet’s front end and Ford’s rear end, they just didn’t match up well.
“The roll bar of the front of my car is just at the right place where his car sets right up on top of that,” he said. “I sort of had him going down the back straightaway like a forkli
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