DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A large crash on lap 46 collected 14 of the Sprint Unlimited’s 25 entries on Saturday night.
The wreck started when Jamie McMurray, running third, was bumped by Greg Biffle as the field entered the tri-oval. The hit made McMurray’s car squirrely and he couldn’t bring it under control and he slid in front of the pack behind him.
Paul Menard, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and a host of others were collected in the mess.
Jimmie Johnson looked like he was going to make it through but hit Hamlin at the last minute. The impact was square to the nose of Johnson’s car and busted its radiator.
Some drivers in the crash were able to carry on like Tony Stewart, who spun onto the grass but didn’t sustain any significant damage. Harvick’s crew repaired his car and so did Kurt Busch’s.
The crash benefitted Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was on pit road before the crash because of debris on his grille. The wreck prevented him from being lapped.
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