Talladega Crash: 25-Car Pileup Shocks Racing Fans

Incredible crash raises new questions about the extreme races.
3:00 | 10/08/12

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That leads us to our next story which is all about a major disaster. A massive 25-car pileup at the talladega racetrack in alabama sunday. It was one of the biggest crashes, look at that, in nascar history. It all happened just feet from the finish line. Josh is here with the latest on the big one. Josh. You see that, you wonder how does this not happen each and every week. It took out all manner of champion and contender and it all happened in the race's final trigger by tony stewart. Take a look at the aftermath. Kenseth behind him. Inside him. Stewart in the middle. This is what trying to win at all costs looks and sounds like at nearly 200 miles an hour. Twisted steel, flying debris, torched rubber. When it all cleared sunday at talladega, 25 cars out of the race. And a huge wreck to end this race. Watch again, just after tony stewart in the 14 car pulls ahead in the last turn of the last lap at one of the cathedrals of racing, storied talladega. Tony stewart's car up on its side. But stewart, by his own admission, got greedy. I was trying to win the race, you know, I was trying to stay ahead. You know, just a mistake on my part but it cost a lot of people a bad day because of it. To hold his lead, he tried to block others from passing him then impact. Watch as stewart gets clipped by michael waltrip, starting one of the biggest chain reaction wrecks in nascar history. I turned, my fault, blocked to try to stay where I was. While nine drivers were released from the nascar care center, almost nobody was injured. You know you're not going to make it back to the checkered without there being a race. In the end, matt kenseth escaped the carnage, snatching the race. One of only five cars to actually see the checked flag. That was one of the craziest, craziest experiences I've ever experienced here at talladega. For somebody like jeff gordon to say, yes, seriously, it is not. You also saw the technological advantages in the sport. The force was taken away from the driver, everybody did in the end walk away. No injuries at 200 miles an hour. Now, a story you might not

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