No cars were safe at Talladega when one NASCAR driver hit another and set off a big chain reaction NASCAR/screenshot

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

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.

And how do you feel about that, sir?

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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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