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Posted: May 08, 2017

WATCH: NASCAR wreck at Talladega Superspeedway triggers massive 16-car crash


By Matt Naham, Rare.us

TALLADEGA, Ala. —

Things got interesting really quick Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama when A.J. Allmendinger bumped Chase Elliot during Lap 169 of the Geico 500 and set off a chain reaction involving at least 16 cars.

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It was a “Big One,” and it’s even more jarring in slow motion.

This is how Allmendinger’s car ended up:

As you can see, the soon-to-be-retired Dale Earnhardt Jr. barely missed getting involved:

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And how do you feel about that, sir?

As USA Today noted, Elliott initially accepted blame for the multi-car wreck but was told Allmendinger was at fault, and Allmendinger later passed that blame to Kevin Harvick.

No drivers were injured.


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Chase Elliott (24) get airborne as AJ Allmendinger (47) flips on the backstretch in a crash involving multiple drivers bringing out a red flag during the Camping World 500 auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Greg McWilliams)

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