In a scary turn of events at Daytona International Speedway, six NASCAR drivers were involved in a crash while preparing for the Sprint Unlimited race on Saturday night.
NASCAR on SPEED broke the news with this Twitter post:
NASCAR on SPEED (@NASCARonSPEED) February 15, 2013
Matt Kenseth made a hard turn to the inside, nicking Kurt Busch and sparking the crash. Kenseth cut in front of the field and started a domino effect that also claimed Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, Carl Edwards and J.P. Montoya.
The crash could be a tough blow to the drivers involved as each drivers's pit crew will now have to work overtime to get these cars ready for Saturday's showdown at Daytona.
Saturday night will mark the first event of the 2013 NASCAR season, as these drivers will begin their chase at the 2013 Sprint Cup starting in Daytona. After the Sprint Unlimited race this weekend, the field will prepare for the sport's crown jewel, the Daytona 500, on Feb. 24.
All the drivers will be chasing current champion Brad Keselowski and long-time legend Jimmie Johnson, but this accident includes a significant chunk of drivers with a good shot at bringing home the Sprint Cup at the end of the season.
Check out the video above to see how this practice turned into something more than a tune-up run.