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Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrecks car

Updated: February 16, 2011, 8:36 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr., who won the pole for the Daytona 500 in Pole Day qualifying three days ago, will start in the back on Sunday.

Earnhardt was involved in an accident during practice Wednesday and will go to a backup car. He will start his qualifying race Thursday in the back but cannot improve his position for the Daytona 500.

Since the front row is locked in on Pole Day, Earnhardt can't improve his starting spot in the qualifying race, something every ...

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