Earnhardt Jr. on destroying Kenseth’s car at Sonoma: ‘My bad’

Matt Kenseth's car was destroyed after hitting the tire barrier.

Both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Matt Kenseth, who notoriously have struggled during their NASCAR Sprint Cup careers on road courses, were cruising along and having better-than-usual days at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday when it all changed in an instant.

Earnhardt caught the inside curb as the two went into a turn side-by-side on the 1.99-mile track on Lap 74 of the Toyota/Save Mart 350, causing his No. 88 Chevrolet to jump broad-side into the No. 20 Toyota being driven by Kenseth. The contact sent Kenseth spinning and after he made hard contact with a tire barrier, much of the front end of his car was completely gone.

Earnhardt took the blame for the incident, telling his team over the radio: "My bad. I don’t know what the (bleep) I was doing there. I ran up on that curb and jumped into him."