Watching NASCAR at Talladega is like watching cars in a traffic jam for three hours.
The difference is they're going 200 MPH. Oh, and you're nearly guaranteed to have a gigantic accident. Like yesterday when 25 of them crashed at once.
Pack racing is endemic to NASCAR's runs at Talladega and Daytona. Because the tracks are so large and fast, NASCAR fits all the engines with a restrictor plate. It cuts off airflow to the engine and reduces horsepower.
It slows the speeds, but it also makes the cars run in these giant packs. And if one person makes a wrong move, it tends to take out the entire field.
In yesterday's race at the 2.66 mile Talladega Super Speedway in Alabama, there were some awesome saves and basically no noticeable accidents, other than one driver acting kind of like a dick, for the first 188 laps. But lap 189 was a different story.