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NASCAR World Reacts To Big Crash At Talladega

NASCAR Cup Series  GEICO 500

TALLADEGA, ALABAMA - APRIL 25: Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 MoneyLion Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 25, 2021 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The GEICO 500 is underway at the iconic Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. But a big crash may have just dampened some of the excitement.

In the first stage of the race, No. 16 Daniel Hemric's vehicle began slowing down - possibly due to car trouble. Hemric's car began sliding around and sideswiped No. 14 driver Chase Briscoe.

That hit on Briscoe created a domino effort that caught No. 17 Chris Buescher as well. Thankfully no one was hurt. But Briscoe's car caught the worst of it.

Briscoe's car started catching on fire, forcing him to exit the vehicle to avoid catastrophe. Even if the fire hadn't started, the damage to his car was so extensive that he couldn't possibly continue.

NASCAR fans are relieved to see that Briscoe and the others are okay. But the sight of the crash was stunning to most:

Chase Briscoe will now finish 37th at Talladega after this crash. It's primed to be his lowest finish of the season thus far and will hurt him in the NASCAR Cup Series standings.

Briscoe has otherwise been having a really good season. He has three top 10 finishes and won the Ruoff Mortgage 500 at Phoenix last month for the first NASCAR Cup Series win of his career.

Will Chase Briscoe recover from this bad crash at Talladega?

The 2022 DuraMAX Drydene 400 will take place next week in Dover, Delaware.