[Video] This is why we love NASCAR – huge Daytona platoon pile-up image

This past weekend the famous Daytona International Speedway hosted the Coke Zero 400 race, and boy that was one mess – 90 laps into the race almost half the field of cars were involved in one huge pile-up wreck.

We’re hoping you never see up close and personal a highway pile-up, but if you want to experience the thing without putting yourself in harm’s way the NASCAR races are usually a pretty good spot. For example, this Sunday at the Daytona International Speedway, where the Coke Zero 400 race was taking place, driver Jamie McMurray triggered a 22-car wreck following Jimmie Johnson No. 1 Chevy getting out of control and the former bouncing off his teammate Kyle Larson. The pile-up took care of all the cars from Hendrick Motorsports – ohnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott and Kasey Kahne. Others involved included Danica Patrick, Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Paul Menard, Ryan Newman, Chris Buescher, Regan Smith, Reed Sorenson, Matt DiBenedetto and Brian Scott. The latter had a great position – as he rode on top of the hood of Kevin Harvick’s car.

“Those guys got tangled up up there in the front and we were in the middle of it,” commented Harvick. “I had one car on my roof and everybody else kept piling in.” So this is it folks, for your car wreck thrills, don’t forget to tune in on the sports channel presenting the NASCAR races – or better yet, if you’re in town, just check them out. You may be fortunate enough to get a thrilling wreck – and hopefully without casualties, just like this last one.