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Another multi-car crash behind winner ends Daytona 500 under yellow

Feb 24, 2014, 12:06 AM EDT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. AP

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the win in this year’s Daytona 500, but officially, the race ended under caution after another multi-car accident behind him.

Off of Turn 4, contact triggered between Kevin Harvick and Jamie McMurray also caught up Kyle Busch, Reed Sorenson and Carl Edwards. Edwards told reporters after the race that there was fluid on the track on the last lap, which triggered the yellow.

The wreck put the finishing order under review, and was the third such “big one” of the evening. Two ones occurred earlier in the night, taking out multiple cars.

Unofficially, Harvick and McMurray were 13th and 14th, with Sorenson 16th, Edwards 17th and Busch 21st.

Because the caution occurred before the checkered flag, the field was frozen behind Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin in the top two spots. Brad Keselowski ended third ahead Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson.

Cut to about 0:45 in the video below to see the wreck on the last lap.

  1. tyk55 - Feb 24, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    Cant blame the wreck on Danica. It was much more experienced male drivers causing the wrecks tonight. Now imagine that.

    • mibones - Feb 24, 2014 at 2:47 AM

      Can’t blame the wreck on Danica, she did a masterful job of missing everybody as she drove straight into the wall.

  2. convincedofthehex - Feb 24, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    Dillon was a menace.. There are a lot of teams that should send the bill for torn up equipment to RCR.

  3. barrylibby - Feb 24, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    NO blame the same old problem;
    NASCAR and their desire to level the playing field with old technology that cannot keep the rear end of a car
    planted on the ground !

    The WWF season begins !!

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