This morning's race took place at the Talladega Superspeedway at Talladega in Alabama. It's NASCAR's biggest, fastest and baddest track. And when a crash happens at 'Dega, there are generally plenty of cars involved, and the crash is often referred to as the Big One.
This morning's race had been relatively incident-free; by Talladega standards, anyway. But when it happens at Talladega, it all happens. Watch how the Good Sam's Road Side Assistance 500 ended as current Sprint Cup series champion Tony Stewart tried to hold the chasing pack at bay at Turn Three on the final lap:
25 of the 43 cars in the race got caught up in the Big One. But despite the crash taking place at speeds of almost 200 miles per hour, no driver was injured, and everyone walked away; a tribute to NASCAR's stringent safety standards, and the Car of Tomorrow, designed to offer maximum protection to drivers.
We'll get to 'Dega one day; it's on our Bucket List. In the meantime, we'll have to rely on Sky TV and YouTube for our NASCAR fix.