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‘The Big One’ collects Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr. and more

Sunday's inevitable Talladega "Big One" collected 10 cars, including Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards.

As is typical with "The Big One," it started when a car (Dave Blaney) hooked another car (Aric Almirola). However, the circumstances that led to the hooking were some of the most bizarre ones we've seen this Sprint Cup Series season.

Towards the end of a fuel run, many drivers, including Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart, had cars that started acting like they were out of fuel, despite seemingly being comfortably inside their fuel windows, perhaps due to some vapor lock type occurrence, perhaps brought on by the current restrictor plate rules package and the warmer than Daytona in February temperatures.

The same thing happened to Almirola, who had Blaney on his bumper as he slowed on the backstretch. Chaos ensued.

As you can see from the video above, Gordon was ohsoclose to getting through the crash. Alas, this is Jeff Gordon's 2012. He was of course, caught up in the crash.

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