Dale Earnhardt Jr: Earnhardt To Drop to Rear Of Daytona Following Wreck
Dale Earnhardt Jr Wrecks in Practice, Will Drop to Rear of Pack at Start of Dayton 500.
Despite winning the pole position for the Daytona 500 earlier this week, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have to drop to the rear of the pack before the green flag waves after he was involved in a wreck during practice on Wednesday.
"We were coming around the corner and there were three guys on the inside and they moved up off the bottom, and me and Jimmie (Johnson) had to check up, and I got hit from behind there," Earnhardt Jr. said.
Earnhardt Jr. slammed into the inside retaining wall as a result, his car getting significantly damaged.
Earnhardt Jr. said he felt "snakebit" after he admitted he didn't even need to practice on Wednesday's slick course.
"Just getting caught up in wrecks," he said, adding that he feels some frustration. "Just feeling a little snakebit right now, because, I don't feel like I was really at fault in any of them but we just keep getting in them."
Not only will Earnhardt Jr. have to fall back at the start of the Daytona 500, he'll have to fall back at the start of Thursday's Gatorade Duel qualifying race.
Not exactly what Earnhardt Jr. needed leading up to Daytona after starting off strong this season. His father, the late Dale Earnhardt, will be honored on the third lap of the Daytona with a moment of silence Sunday, commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the horrific crash.
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