The driver earned his first last-place finish since 2007 as a result of the crash. Rival Joey Logano won the race in extra laps, edging out Jeff Gordon.
Famed NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. crashed during the Duck Commander 500 in Fort Worth, Texas on Monday after hitting a patch of wet grass and blowing out a tire. The race had already been postponed on Sunday due to poor weather conditions. The driver then drove into the outside wall and his No. 88 Chevrolet caught fire. As a result of the crash, Earnhardt Jr. was guaranteed to finish 43rd, his first last-place finish since 2007, the Associated Press reports. The driver was not hurt.
Joey Logano went on to win the race in a last-lap pass of rival Jeff Gordon.