INSANE 16 Car Crash at the Daytona 500 with Just 2 Laps to Go

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A pair of crashes took some of the biggest names in NASCAR out of the running at Sunday's Daytona 500.

The biggest pileup came on Lap 129, when 16 cars suffered damage and seven-time Cup series champion Jimmie Johnson was knocked out of the race.

The trouble began when Jamie McMurray tapped Johnson's No. 48 car, moving it from the top lane down the track, where it was hit by Trevor Bayne.

"Really? I mean the whole back straightaway, two of ‘em tried to crash me," Johnson said on his car radio.

In addition to Johnson, Clint Bowyer, Danica Patrick, and Chris Buescher were knocked out of the race. Eventual race winner Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick were involved in the melee but stayed on the track.

Twenty-five laps earlier, Kyle Busch caused a five-car crash when he blew out his right rear tire entering Turn 3, taking out his Toyota teammates and fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the process.

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