Multiple drivers were eliminated from contention in a multi-car crash exiting Turn 4 coming to the end of Stage 2 during Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The ‘Big One’ sparked at the front of the field as Ty Gibbs lost control of his No. 54 Toyota in the outside lane at Lap 95 of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 (NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, Peacock, NBC Sports App). His car darted left and struck leader Ryan Blaney in the right-rear quarter panel, sending the No. 12 Team Penske Ford head-on into the outside SAFER barrier. Behind them, several cars spun and crashed into the wall.
According to NBC Sports, at least 16 cars were collected in the pile-up, including Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick, Austin Dillon, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ross Chastain, Denny Hamlin, Harrison Burton, Riley Herbst, AJ Allmendinger, Brennan Poole, Austin Cindric and others.
Brad Keselowski held on to win the stage in NASCAR’s regular-season finale. Bubba Wallace holds the provisional final spot in the NASCAR Playoffs at the end of the stage. A win for the No. 23 Toyota would solidify his spot in the postseason. But if a full-time competitor beneath him in the NASCAR driver standings wins tonight’s event, that would eliminate Wallace from postseason contention.
This story will be updated.