NASCAR briefly halts race after 14-car accident at Talladega
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) - The Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway was stopped for 11 minutes Sunday because of multi-car accident.
The accident occurred 47 laps into the race when Paul Menard attempted to pass Trevor Bayne on the outside of a three-wide pack of cars. Kurt Busch was following closely on Bayne's bumper, and the aerodynamics from Menard on the outside and Busch behind him caused Bayne's car to snap around.
The wreck collected 15 cars, including Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano, Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson and Danica Patrick.
During the red-flag period, one of Justin Allgaier's crew members was ejected by NASCAR for handling a gas can behind the pit road wall without a helmet or protective face cover.