Ryan Newman Among Drivers Involved in Massive Crash at 2021 Daytona 500

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistFebruary 14, 2021

Cars collide in 13th lap during the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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It took only 14 laps for the first major crash at the 2021 Daytona 500.

The cars were headed to Turn 3 before a massive pileup knocked several big names out of the race:


CRASH! Multiple contenders are collected in this early accident in the #DAYTONA500. https://t.co/qZro3YXsTj


.@NASCARONFOX takes a closer look at what caused this multi-car accident. #DAYTONA500 https://t.co/sS8wJkt9La

Kyle Busch appeared to make contact with Christopher Bell, who then turned Aric Almirola sideways and affected the rest of the field.

According to Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports, Almirola,Β Ryan Newman, David Ragan, Daniel Suarez andΒ pole-winner Alex Bowman were among those forced to the garage after the wreck.

Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. were also involved in the accident.

There are seemingly always major crashes at Daytona International Speedway, but it's rare to see one come as early as we saw Sunday.