NASCAR "big one" crash wipes out half the field

He may be the hard-partying NASCAR driver everyone's talking about, but today everyone's talking about how Brian Vickers connected with Matt Kenseth, got perpendicular to the field and took out a crapload of cars.


When the smoke cleared, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Burton, Clint Bowyer, Regan Smith, Bobby Labonte, David Ragan, David Reutimann, Andy Lally, and Travis Kvapil, among 13 total, had been caught up in the Talladega-like tangle, which happened on restart after a crash in which Kyle Bush connected with Karl Edwards while a chain reaction occurred further back, when Kevin Harvick ran into the back of David Ragan and was hit from behind by Mark Martin. Earlier, Daytona 500 wunderkind Trevor Bayne spun and crashed hard into a wall.

Oh, and — SPOILER ALERT — Jeff Gordon won.

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