Daytona 500 Crash Takes Out At Least 20 Drivers
February 18th, 2019
Yesterday the Daytona 500 took place and there were crashes. Man, were there crashes. But the Big One struck late at the 2019 Daytona 500, taking out 21 cars in a shower of sparks and carnage after a mistake by Paul Menard. Luckily though, everyone walked away okay.
At the end of it, nearly half of the 40 cars that started the race, and not all of the cars that started it were still out on track at the time of the wreck. While one single wreck took out nearly 21 drivers, only FOURTEEN cars crossed the finish line.
Drivers that were involved, according to Fox, included Menard, DiBenedetto, Tyler Reddick, Matt Tifft, Chris Buescher, David Ragan, Daniel Suarez, Kyle Larson, Jimmie Johnson, Austin Dillon, Chase Elliott, Daniel Hemric, Ryan Newman, Aric Almirola, Erik Jones, Martin Truex Jr., Ryan Blaney, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Ty Dillon.