Massive Fiery Wreck Leads To White-Knuckle Finish For NASCAR’s Daytona 500

Written by on February 15, 2021

The Daytona 500 had a tense end on Sunday when a large fiery wreck within the ultimate lap knocked out the leaders and led to a shock winner in Michael McDowell. 

Nobody was severely injured within the crash, which was caught from a number of angles: 

Driver Kyle Busch described being in the midst of all of it:  

The crash cleared the observe of its leaders and gave McDowell an upset victory. 

McDowell had a 100-1 odds of successful earlier than the race and hadn’t led any lap till that final one.

It was his first win in 358 Cup Sequence begins.

“So a few years simply grinding it out and hoping for a chance like this,” McDowell stated, in accordance with AP. “Such an effective way to get a primary victory — a Daytona 500. Are you kidding me?”

Brad Keselowski, who was simply behind race chief and teammate Joey Logano, walked away unhurt… however sad: 

The sequence appeared to start when McDowell bumped Keselowski, who was making an attempt to cross Logano. Keselowski and Logano crashed, taking out a number of different autos within the course of. 

“I don’t really feel like I made a mistake,” Keselowski stated after the race. “However I can’t drive everyone else’s automobile.” 

He later tweeted:

The wreck got here almost 20 years to the day after racing legend Dale Earnhardt was killed at Daytona on Feb. 18, 2001, which shook the game and helped led to security modifications.

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