The Monster Mile Brought The Year's Biggest Wreck

By Christy Valdez

The Monster Mile isn’t called the Monster Mile for nothing, all sorts of things can happen at the track.

This past weekend at the Monster Mile in Dover brought the year’s biggest wreck. Just nine laps into the FedEx 400 at Dover a 13 car pile up occurred. Some of those cars caught in the pile up included the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, Juan Pablo Montoya, Landon Cassill, and Regan Smith.

Normally the big wrecks are usually expected to happen in Daytona or Talladega, where pack racing causes the “Big Ones”. Dover usually is not considered to be a track where multi-car crashes occur but when they happen, it’s considered getting chewed up by the monster.

by the end of the race about half of the field had their own troubles. Out of the drivers involved in the lap nine crash about half returned to the track with several laps behind. Others had engine problems or other issues that took them out of the race.

The video below demonstrates the 13 car pile up that took out many of those drivers out of the running for the checkered flag.

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