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.
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?
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.