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WATCH: Huge crash early on during Daytona 500

Vincent Frank
Daytona 500 crash
Feb 14, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) and his team stand for the national anthem before the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

It took only 14 laps before the first huge crash of the Daytona 500 took place on Sunday. It will also have a huge impact on who comes out on top as the NASCAR season ramps up in a big way.

As you can see below, a number of cars got tangled up as drivers were coming out of their turn. It led to chaos at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach.

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Huge crash early on in Daytona 500

As our own Austin Konenski points out, a number of star drivers were involved in the massive wreak. That included Ryan Blaney, who finished second in last year’s running in what was the second-closest finish in the history of the Daytona 500.

Others included:

Alex Bowman, Matt DiBenedetto, Tyler Reddick, Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, William Byron, and Martin Truex Jr.

Talk about changing the dynamics of a race early on. It also led to Kevin Harvick taking an early lead.