NASCAR is both the world’s dullest motorsport or its most fun; ceaselessly every within the identical tear, and at the day prior to this’s Daytona 500 the circulate used to be lit up by two substantial multi-car wrecks – let’s be real, the explicit issues that at the least half of the audience had been hoping for.
On lap 14, as the pack used to be nonetheless working nose to tail in three closely packed traces, somewhat rubbing despatched the quantity 10 car of Aric Almirola into the quantity 48 Chevrolet pushed by Alex Bowman. The fallout saw upwards of 20 autos damaged.
Then, on the final lap, Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski collided. Logano blocked as the faster Keselowski went for a jog up the interior, with the impact spinning every autos off the circuit and leaving the onerous-charging quantity 34 of Michael McDowell to defend the flag by fractions of a share.
The resulting crashes had been indispensable extra dramatic this time, the floodlit darkness punctuated by explosions as autos hit diverse autos, hit the outer wall and caught alight. Automobiles with substantial crash anxiety desperately tried to limp on to the attain line whereas others slid off the banked corner, splintered bodywork sparking within the smoky gloom. After some cursory tests, McDowell used to be confirmed the winner and many of the diverse teams had been left to rather literally win the objects.