Earnhardt Jr. wants changes to Car of Tomorrow

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CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Junior has some ideas for the Car of Tomorrow.

One day after struggling with the new-look car at Richmond International Raceway, Earnhardt Junior called on NASCAR to make it easier to turn and handle. He says it's the most frustrating thing he's had to deal with as a driver.

Junior was running in the top ten for much of Sunday's race until Jeff Green spun him. He finished 13th, but claims he knew he didn't have a car that would win. Jimmie Johnson's victory gave Hendrick Motorsports four wins in four races with the new car, which is being phased in this season and could be used in every race by 2008.

Earnhardt finished seventh, fifth and 19th in the previous COT races.

When Junior speaks up, people listen. When he complained about a dip last year at Texas Motor Speedway, it was fixed before he returned last month. The driver he's endorsed to get the final spot in the annual All-Star race always seems to get voted in by the fans.

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