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Hendrick committed to Earnhardt Jr., Eury Jr.

CONCORD, N.C. — Car owner Rick Hendrick says he is fully committed to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and embattled crew chief Tony Eury Jr.

The team has been under fire for its slow start this season. Earnhardt last week asked for relief from the constant criticism Eury has faced from fans and media.

Hendrick says the driver and crew chief were part of a three-hour meeting Wednesday to figure out what’s wrong with the No. 88 team. He says the team is under great pressure, but everyone is committed to turning this season around.

After five races, Earnhardt has just one top-10 finish and is 19th in the standings.

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