17 drivers involved in huge crash during Truck Series race at Daytona

February 24, 2017

It didn’t take long for all heck to break loose in the Camping World Truck Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway Friday night.

Shortly after the field crossed the start-finish line to signal the end of Lap 1 and the start of Lap 2, it appeared the No. 29 Ford of Chase Briscoe hooked the rear end of the No. 18 Toyota of Noah Gragson, setting off a chain reaction that ended up collecting a total of 17 trucks in a wild wreck.

Among those other drivers whose trucks were caught up in the incident were John Hunter Nemechek, Austin Cindric, Ryan Truex, Stewart Frissen, Myatt Snider, J.J. Yeley, Clay Greenfield, Tyler Young and Tommie Joe Martin.

“I was running seventh or eighth at the time and felt like I just got popped from behind by the 29 going through (Turns) 1 and 2. … I had a good time out there for the lap that I got,” Gragson, an 18-year-old driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports, told FOX Sports.

The wild accident brought out the first caution of the night in the Next Era Energy Resources 250.