You knew it was going to happen, and here it is:
Joey Logano gets into Mark Martin, and boom, half the field is gone just like that. Now, the majority of drivers taken out were mid-rank drivers, though Kurt Busch and Clint Bowyer did find themselves in the midst of the mess as well. Nice job by Tony Stewart to avoid the mess, though, wasn't it?
That wasn't even the only Big One, just the one that determined the final makeup of the field. As David Ragan was angling toward the finish line, all hell broke loose behind him, and this time, the big dogs didn't walk away:
This, of course, is the product of tight racing at Daytona; we know it's coming, we just don't know when. Do you love it? Hate it? Either way, you've got about four months 'til it all happens again at Talladega.