Huge crash takes out many at Pocono

A huge pileup involved 17 cars Sunday at Pocono (NASCAR )
A huge pileup involved 17 cars Sunday at Pocono (NASCAR )
A huge pileup involved 17 cars Sunday at Pocono (NASCAR )

It’s something normally reserved for places like Talladega Superspeedway.  The “big one” a multi-car crash, isn’t something usually seen at the 2.5 mile relatively flat triangle otherwise known as Pocono Raceway. During Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup 400 though the big one did indeed take place and sent many contenders home early.

The trouble happened on a restart on lap 116. As the field exited turn 1, Denny Hamlin’s Toyota got loose. Brian Vickers slowed behind him blocking the narrow part of the track and setting off melee behind them.

“I was in the middle lane and I got stuck three-wide,” Hamlin said. MORE>>>

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