It was nothing short of mayhem at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams were not only racing each other but the weather as well. Nothing seemed to motivate drivers more than weather radars that showed rain could end the race short of its 188 scheduled laps. The racing was wild and chaotic from the start.
The race was caution free until lap 50, when perennial Talladega favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. went for a solo spin and crashed. The crash also swept up Matt DiBenedetto and Earnhardt’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne.
The first frightening crash of the day came just after the race had passed the halfway point.