Over 20 Cars Wreck At Daytona In The Latest ‘Big One’

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It’s the inherent risk whenever the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers zoom around the track at Daytona International Speedway, “The Big One.” When it finally happened at the Coke Zero 400 this year, the massive wreck involved an insane 22 cars. With 71 laps to go, Jamie McMurray suddenly jolted down the track towards the inside, clipped the 48 car of Jimmy Johnson and took out nearly half the field.

McMurray, Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott, Paul Menard, Chris Buescher, Regan Smith and Brian Scott. Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth, David Ragan and Matt DiBenedetto all had their days end due to the damage to their cars after the wreck. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Martin Truex Jr., Danica Patrick, Ryan Newman, Greg Biffle, Kyle Larson, David Gilliland, Michael Annett and Cole Whitt were also involved in the crash but were able to finish the race eventually.

The most surreal image of the wreck is definitely the 44 car of Brian Scott somehow ending up on top of the 4 car of Kevin Harvick for a brief second. After the race, McMurray said he may have “cut a tire down,” when he lost control of his car and inadvertently caused the crash.

Eventually, Brad Keselowski won the race, but not before one last collision caused second place finisher Kyle Busch’s brother Kurt to finish the race backwards.