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A 21 Car Crash Happened During The NASCAR Daytona 500 And It Was Incredible

A 21 Car Crash Happened During The NASCAR Daytona 500 And It Was Incredible

People who attend NASCAR events eagerly await a crash because why else would you sit and watch a car-racing event where the vehicles go around a loop at virtually the same pace over and over.

Well, fans at the Daytona 500 got exactly that and more.

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Check out this incredible 21-car pile up that's full of sparks and fender bending epicness.

It all kicked off when driver Paul Menard tapped Matt DiBenedetto, causing nearly two dozen cars to smash into each other and spin on the track.

Thankfully, all the drivers, including Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman, Daniel Hemric, Chase Elliott, Aric Almirola, Ryan Blaney, Ty Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Martin Treux Jr., Erik Jones, Paul Menard, Tyler Reddick, Matt Tifft, Chris Buescher, David Ragan, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Larson and Jimmie Johnson, are all okay.

Ragan described the crash, saying: "I saw it for a split second, and before I could even do anything I'm underneath the 10 car, looking at his rear end.

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"That's just a product of these speedway races. It's the Daytona 500, you're going for the win."

That was just one of five crashes that happened during the race, but obviously that one was the most intense and damaging.

Paul Menard later told Fox News: "I'll take the blame for that one.

"It was go time, and I was pushing the 95 [Matt DiBenedetto] and it looked like he was trying to get to the middle and I started trying to get to the outside and just barely hooked him. Yeah, that was my bad. I wrecked a lot of cars. I feel bad about that."

You can only imagine the price tag associated with a crash that big.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Car Crash

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

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