This is not the way Dale Earnhardt Jr. wanted to start.
Dale Jr. hit the wall at practice in Charlotte, and not only took a medical cart off the track, but later learned that his primary car is damaged beyond repair.
Here's another look at the damage:
And, here's how it happened:
He'll have to use a back-up car in the race.
As noted above, he's fine. But it's a lousy way to start.