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Earnhardt Jr. starts big wreck at Daytona test

Updated: January 11, 2013, 9:29 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- New cars, same results at Daytona International Speedway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. started a 12-car accident at Daytona on Friday that essentially shut down a three-day test session designed to hone NASCAR's redesigned cars.

Stock-car racing's most popular driver was trying to bump draft with Marcos Ambrose on the back straightaway when he lifted Ambrose "like a forklift" and turned him into the wall. Ambrose's Ford bounced back across the track and triggered a pileup ...

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