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Dale Jr. wreck his racecar soooo… to back of Daytona 500 pack he goes!

Another year of frustration for Dale Jr.? This could be the breakout year for him! He just had a little set back.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the rear of the field for the Daytona 500 after getting caught up in a crash in practice Wednesday. This has been a strong start to the season for Dale Jr., winning the pole position for Sunday’s race earlier this week and then posting the top speed in the rain-delayed practice session held Wednesday.

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Earnhardt Jr. admitted that the accident left him with a bit of a familiar feeling.

“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.”

He already working on looking forward and putting the incident behind him and “Get the next one ready, he said that he has faith that his backup car will also be strong.

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Although he will still technically be in the pole position when the cars pull off pit road, Earnhardt Jr. will then drop to the rear of the field before the green flag waves.

He will also drop to the rear of the field for Thursday’s Gatorade Duel qualifying race.

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