Late wreck at Talladega takes out Chase Elliott, Daniel Suarez (video)
A wreck with seven laps remaining knocked out the top three cars in the Alabama 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Daniel Suarez and Chase Elliott, who were fighting for the lead, tangled while racing for second. Both were eliminated, but they still finished in the top 20 because so many cars already had been collected in multicar pileups.
Also involved was leader Kyle Larson, whose No. 42 Chevrolet shot up the banking into the wall. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver managed to fix the damage and finish on the lead lap.
Kasey Kahne and Chris Buescher also were in the crash, which brought out the race’s third red flag (lasting 17 minutes, 14 seconds).