Daytona 500: Crash damages 18 cars as Denny Hamlin wins Nascar showpiece

  • Written by  A.P.,Source:BBC
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The back wheels of Aric Almirola's Ford were on the roof of another car at one point - with the front ones perched on the back of the vehicle ahead.

That was just one element of a colossal pile-up at the Daytona 500.

Sparks flew, metal bent and debris littered the Florida track as 18 cars were damaged.

No drivers were injured but social media users described the crash - which happened late in the 500-mile race won by American Denny Hamlin - as "carnage".

The Daytona 500, the biggest race of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (Nascar) season, had just 10 of its 200 laps left when chaos broke out.

 

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