Say what you will about NASCAR, but there's no denying that the race series remains a spectacle. Look no further than the last two laps at Talladega this past weekend as evidence. The final restart of the race saw Matt Kenseth at the head of the pack, but Tony Stewart managed to take the lead just before the white flag fell thanks to a push from Sam Hornish. But as the pack came out of Turn 3, Stewart dropped low to attempt to gain yet another push, snagging the rear of his car on the nose of Michael Waltrip's machine.

The contact sent Stewart spinning into the pack, now four-wide behind him, and the resulting collision soaked up just about everyone on the field. Kenseth, meanwhile, escaped the fray and took the checkered flag for the win. Check out the destruction in the video below.



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      • 2 Years Ago
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      SPG1
      • 2 Years Ago
      MORE ROAD COURSE RACES
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      Restrictor plates suck. Let them run 250mph and actually be able to pull away from the pack if they can. I went to Talledega this year and wished they would have just drawn straws or something to decide the winner.
        S.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Might have been more exciting
      Steven
      • 2 Years Ago
      These cars are so close together that huge pileups like this are bound to happen. Do they really need to risk the lives of the drivers to make it just a little bit less boring? I miss the days when these were "stock cars" and there was differentiation between them... it made for some much more interesting races!
      Number23
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why don't they decide the race buy picking numbers out of a hat? It seems just as fair and would save teams a lot of money.
      VIPER94
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Get through THAT McQueen!"
      Mr E
      • 2 Years Ago
      Aside from the footrace, this was almost the same ending as Talladega Nights!
      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a mess, and thank God nobody got killed and for what? Nascar, please throw in a road course race in the chase for once to see real battles like we saw at the Glen.
      Thipps
      • 2 Years Ago
      This Track has no place in the "chase".....The championship should not be decided on Luck, not to mention the millions of dollars wasted in one wreck
        1454
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Thipps
        This place has no business being a track anymore. When you can "flat foot" it all the way around the track, that's not racing. That's hanging on to win. Screw that. Neckcar needs to come up with some actual racing.
      Alex Butti
      • 2 Years Ago
      I see a bunch of redneck trying to out-do each other without paying attention to racing strategies...
      Lillee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good lord, you yanks actually watch that? Cars going around in circles? lol
        Travisty
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lillee
        Shout "YEEEE-HAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" while crushing an empty Budweiser can against your forehead. Supposedly that helps...
        Hunter Adams
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lillee
        That's what high lights are foor.
        Masschine
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lillee
        Even though this year F1 has been been more exciting and NJ may get it's own race next year I'd still rather go to a Cup race over an F1 race. On the next to last lap around 30 cars were on the lead lap and probably covered 1st to last by 3 seconds at the finish. At Suzuka 1st to 19th was 1minute 28 seconds. If the car stalls they can be restarted. Sure pit stops are slower but you don't have 10 or more guys servicing the car. I wish they had more road courses on the schedule but it's not going to draw the crowds you need to make it profitable for the track owners.
          Generic
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Masschine
          F1 might have a much wider gap, but a lot of them run the same engine, but with completely different chassis. I'd personally like to see the gap a little closer then it is, but the race can change at any moment and it can be won and lost in the pits. The cars are also pushed much harder and failures can happen at any moment for any team. At least F1 is exciting because it has so many unknown variables. They also run in the rain. Nothing boring about that at all. Having all the cars exactly the same is boring. I've tried to like NACAR, I've giving it every chance and it is just so boring to watch. It might be fun to watch in person and it is probably fun to actually do, but watching it on TV is about as exciting as watching golf.
      jesscott
      • 2 Years Ago
      BAh, NASCRAP fans asked for this kind of nonsense. Any rules that allow this to take place are just dumb, It'll stop when someone dies. Does anyone really believe that 5 wide at 185 mph is smart? NASCAR is all about the tragedy, they should just call it high speed demo derby.
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