NCWTS Wrap-Up: Massive Wreck Eliminates Field On Last Lap

TALLADEGA, AL – OCT. 19: Miguel Paludo, driver of the No. 32 Duroline Chevrolet, slides down the track on his roof as Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the No. 54 Camping World / Good Sam Toyota, Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 4 Arrowhead / Kangaroo Express Dodge, Justin Lofton, driver of the No. 6 Lofton Cattle Chevrolet, and Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota, crash on the last lap of the Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 19, 2013 in Talladega, Ala

Whenever it comes to Talladega, the threat of the ‘Big One’ is always there. 

The anticipation looms every corner of every lap, every move, and every bobble.

As Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race came to a close, the tension was reaching a boiling point. On the final lap, the lid was blown off as a massive wreck in the tri-oval broke out collecting a total of 12 trucks. 

The incident began when Jeb Burton got into the right rear of Kyle Busch’s truck. Busch’s No. 51 turned down the track, hitting Miguel Paludo in the right rear, flipping his truck on its roof. As the rest of the field piled into the wreck, Johnny Sauter was able to drive away for the win. Behind him, however, carnage ensued. 

TALLADEGA, AL – OCT. 19: Miguel Paludo, driver of the No. 32 Duroline Chevrolet, slides down the track on his roof after crashing on the last lap of the Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 19, 2013 in Talladega, Ala.

TALLADEGA, AL – OCT. 19: Miguel Paludo, driver of the No. 32 Duroline Chevrolet, slides down the track on his roof as Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the No. 54 Camping World / Good Sam Toyota, Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 4 Arrowhead / Kangaroo Express Dodge, and Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 51 ToyotaCare Toyota, crash on the last lap of the Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 19, 2013 in Talladega, Ala.

TALLADEGA, AL – OCT. 19: Miguel Paludo, driver of the No. 32 Duroline Chevrolet, slides down the track on his roof after crashing on the last lap of the Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 19, 2013 in Talladega, Ala.

TALLADEGA, AL – OCT. 19: Miguel Paludo, driver of the No. 32 Duroline Chevrolet, slides down the track on his roof after crashing on the last lap of the Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 19, 2013 in Talladega, Ala.

Luckily, Paludo was able to walk from his wrecked truck and wave to the crowd. 

TALLADEGA, AL – OCT. 19: Miguel Paludo, driver of the No. 32 Duroline Chevrolet, waves to the crowd after climbing from his truck following a crashing on the last lap of the Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 19, 2013 in Talladega, Ala.

After taking a hard hit to the inside concrete wall exiting pit road, Kyle Busch climbed from his truck and sat on the ground waiting for safety workers to arrive. 

Medical officials also attended to Justin Lofton after he climbed from his truck. Lofton was later transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. 

Safety crews attend to Justin Lofton after a last-lap wreck during Satuday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.