Second Big One crash erupts 10 laps after first
On a restart following the lap 54 Big One crash In the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, a second multi-car accident erupted.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. got into the left rear quarterpanel of Kyle Busch while racing for the lead and turned him into William Byron. As with the first accident, the trailing field was unable to slow.
“Disappointing to get crashed out by the guy who caused the first the crash,” Busch said outside of the infield care center - placing the blame on Stenhouse.
“The 17 car hooked the 18 into me. Seemed like he was being really aggressive,” Byron added on NBC.
“It’s been crazy partially due to a few of my issues,” Stenhouse said from the cockpit after winning the second stage. “That first one I though us and (Keselowski) were going to have a run on the 24 to the inside, then the 2 had to check up really late into 3 there. Then the other one I just tried to side draft the 18 at the wrong place, got sucked into him and turned him around.”
Jamie McMurray was also involved in the accident.