It’s an inevitability at Talladega and Daytona. The Big One is bound to happen, and it always leaves a wave of notable drivers in its wake.
On Sunday, the massive wreck was sparked when Kurt Busch nearly made contact with Trevor Bayne, spinning the young driver into the wall. The wreck on Lap 47 collected some of the biggest names in the sport like Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano and Danica Patrick.
Over his in-car radio, Busch told his crew, “I swear every time I am around that 6 car (Bayne), I never know which way it is going to go.”
All in all, 15 cars were involved with Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Justin Allgaier, David Ragan, Landon Cassill, Alex Bowman, Brendan Gaughan and Aric Almirola all sustaining damage.
Every driver who visited the care center was released with no serious injuries. A red flag was also waved to clean the track, but many of the cars included in the wreck were taken to the garage. Several NASCAR writers shared some of the damage sustained to the drivers involved.
— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) May 3, 2015
The carnage after the first Big One was considerable, but it might not be the last. With over half the race left and three-wide racing during nearly every lap, keeping a clean car is nearly impossible.
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