Risky four-wide move takes out 11 cars just a few laps from the finish.
The Talladega Superspeedway put on quite a show over the weekend as it hosed both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. In both races rain played a big part and both came down to a green-white checkered finish. Georgian journeyman David Ragan took only his second career victory in his No.34 Ford after the two-lap overtime sprint. His last-lap pass earning his Front Row Motorsports team its first ever victory. Sunday’s Aaaron’s 499 was red-flagged for over 3 hours and 30 minutes because of the rain, but the main talking points where the early and late Big Ones.
The last of these was on lap 183 of 192, when Ricky Stenhouse Jr. attempted a four-wide move on the outside that resulted in an 11-car crash. Kurt Busch’s car landed wheel’s first on Ryan Newman’s hood, with other notable victims including Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Danica Patrick.