DAYTONA BEACH, FL – “The Big One” – a massive multi-car collision accident but totally assured on the Daytona International Speedway – doesn’t usually happen very early in the Daytona 500’s 200 laps and 500 miles. On September 14, a small movement caused a huge wreck, and many cars were collected in it with a few shooting across the muddy grass of the field. Near the front of the field, Kyle Bush in Toyota # 18 seemed to be giving his teammate, Christopher Bell, in # 20 Toyota, pushing slightly while they were racing down the inner lane of a 2.5-mile track. But perhaps it was too much because Bell contacted Ford No. 10 in Arik Almerola’s car directly in front of him, and the Merola car fired into the right and in the direction of Alex Bowman in his 48th Chevrolet. Back to the cars behind them. All this happened behind racing captain Kevin Harvik, but it caused utter chaos for a large part of the stadium, and almost half of the stadium was involved in the accumulation of 16 cars, in addition to the Merola and Baumann, among the other drivers participating was Martin Trox Jr. Ryan Blaney, Ryan Newman, William Byron, Matt Dipendetto, Daniel Suarez, Kurt Bush, Eric Jones, Tyler Riddick, Chris Bucher and David Ragan, while the No. 24 Byron in a Chevrolet rolling on two wheels at one point, Ryan Press in the Chevrolet No. 37 brilliantly escaped through the chaos. Unable to continue the race, Merola, Planney, Suárez, Jones, Bauman and Newman were all evaluated by the Pitch Care Center. After that, Almirola said he was “fine” and added, “We were pushed too hard too soon. It’s a long, long race. Oh man, we were in good shape, just sitting there wandering around in the top three.” [Bell] I just came on a big tour and it hit me badly wrong, turned me right and tore our racing car off and finished my Daytona 500 too early. Bowman – who won the Daytona 500 title in 2021 but was also collateral damage in early debris – described his early exit as a “bummer” due to the speed of his car, while Newman later said, “Someone in the outside row crashed in front of us, and we had nowhere to go.” . I was beaten from somewhere. I missed the wreck, but I got hit from somewhere and that was the end of our day. Almost immediately after the wreck, the race was marked in red by rain and lightning.