Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Finishes Last After Misplacing His Keys

Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s struggles continued yesterday when he couldn't find the keys to his NASCAR, which prompted a late start in the Brickyard 400 and a last-place finish.
"Ah, man. I really need to get more organized," said Earnhardt. "I can't keep misplacing my keys. This is humiliating."
The driver's key is on the same key ring — a bottle opener — as his house key and his bonus cards for CVS Pharmacy and Best Buy. They were eventually found under a newspaper on the top of the tollet tank in the garage bathroom. But by that time Earnhardt was already several minutes late and couldn't make up the gap.
"This isn't the first time this has happened, but usually I find my keys a lot quicker," he said. "I have no idea how they got in the bathroom. They're usually on the key ring by the door or on the table."
A few of Earnhardt's teammates got him a key finder last Christmas, but he hasn't used it.
"I don't see the point," said the driver. "So there's this beeper that goes off on the key ring if I press the button on the finder. But what if I lose the finder? Losing my keys is my problem. So why would I not lose the finder? It makes no sense. Plus, I don't want that stupid thing on my key ring. It's all bulky and looks bad in my pocket."
Earnhardt was also delayed in the race because he had to pick up some dry cleaning before he got going.


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