Seven cars in total were damaged after Tony Stewart got loose coming into Turn 4 on Lap 41 of the Daytona 500. Stewart drifted into Ryan Blaney. Behind them, Matt Kenseth and Michael Waltrip made contact, sending Kenseth in to the wall. Sorry, Stewart and Kenseth, it is not your year. Update: Smoke is back in the game! Update 2: No, no he's not.

Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer and Brad Keselowski also suffered minor damage from the incident. Blaney was even able to remain on the lead lap. Stewart and Kenseth, however, were forced back into the pits for repairs.

Stewart took complete responsibility for the chain reaction of wall and car smacks.

"I take the blame for that one," he radioed in to his team. "That was 100 percent my fault."

Kenseth and Stewart's crews were still making repairs to the cars on the restart. Stewart's was badly damaged enough to need to go behind the wall. According to Fox Sports, the team planned to swap out a busted spindle.


Two-time Daytona 500 winner Kenseth may still have a chance at winning the 500, but it's unlikely that Stewart will be able to catch up after his car gets repaired.

UPDATE: Stewart's car is back out!


Update 2: Stewart's car is back in the garage and he's out of the race for good. Maybe next year, Smoke.