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“The Big One” is a term that developed out of necessity – when horrifying crashes would ensnare more than just a couple of cars on the NASCAR track. Since its inception, this has become one of the main attractions of the sport – the thrill of watching an insane wreck, but hoping that nobody got hurt in the midst of it all.
Some of the biggest crashes throughout NASCAR’s history have been completely miraculous, and others incredibly devastating. To highlight some of the most wild and unbelievable crashes to happen on a NASCAR track, we have compiled a list of crashes that will completely blow your mind. Out of respect and good taste, we have chosen to exclude any incidents that ended tragically, or that involved grievous bodily harm.
This list, while not complete, highlights some of the amazing strides in safety that the auto racing industry has made in the last six decades and, also, many of the dangers of being a driver in the sport.
Check out these 10+ worst NASCAR crashes in history below and let us know what you think in the comments!
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