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Dale Jr. wrecks after hitting grass

Updated: April 8, 2014, 3:43 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

FORT WORTH, Texas --  Just after the green flag flew to begin the rain-delayed Duck Commander 500 on Monday, Sprint Cup points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove into the grass, smacked a wall and had to climb out of his car because it was on fire, bringing an early end to the race for the sport's most popular driver.

Earnhardt said he couldn't see very well at the bottom of the frontstretch and ended up with his left-side tires in the rain-soaked infield grass on Lap 13, ...

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