Dale Earnhardt cut his race short Monday, when he crashed his car after running through the grass. The famed raced NASCAR driver's car burst into flames after after being shot across the track and into the wall during the third green-flag lap at Texas Motor Speedway. Dale took full responsibility for the costly damages done to his vehicle, saying he simply didn't see the grass. Check out the video below to see the crash and Dale's interview afterwards.

Dale's teammate, Jimmie Johnson, was behind him and suffered minor car damages due to the accident. Some are attributing the crash to NASCAR's new no height requirement for cars.