Big Crash at Daytona Takes Out Top Nascar Drivers
The accident involving at least 16 cars happened 20 laps into the Coke Zero 400 race on Sunday
There were some unhappy drivers when an accident on the Daytona International Speedway took out a bunch of cars 20 laps into the Coke Zero 400 on Sunday.
The accident in the rain-delayed race happened when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. “got squirrely up there and then they all started wrecking,” Kevin Harvick said, according to USA Today. And while several cars were damaged, no one was injured.
Jeff Gordon moved to miss Stenhouse, connecting with Tony Stewart, and the chain reaction collected 16 cars including those driven by Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
“Every week it’s something with [Stenhouse],” Stewart said, according to Fox Sports. “I love him like a little brother, but it makes me nervous to be around him on the racetrack.”
While drivers including Earnhardt and Patrick were able to resume the race, Stewart, Stenhouse, Harvick and Johnson found themselves out of the race with significant damage to their cars.