NASCAR Sprint Cup: The 10 Biggest Crashes of the 2012 Season

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NASCAR Sprint Cup: The 10 Biggest Crashes of the 2012 Season
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In a Sprint Cup season that saw many long periods of caution-free racing and the suggestion of bunching up the fields with artificial yellows, some folks might be happy to know that yes, there were still a few legitimate accidents this year.

However, as the old adage goes, "cautions breed cautions." In fact, many of the most significant wrecks of the year came in the same races as one another, and that doesn't just mean the typical Daytona and Talladega pileups.

Among this year's accidents, we saw a legendary Dover backstretch pileup, a checkers-and-wreckers scenario in Phoenix and the traditional Bristol fanfare. Not only that, thanks to one Juan Montoya, even the safety vehicles got a piece of the action.

In chronological order (for the most part), let's take an odyssey through this year's top 10 Sprint Cup accidents.

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