WATCH: Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Bubba Wallace in Horrific Final-Lap Crash in NASCAR Daytona 500

Published 02/15/2021, 6:15 AM EST
Feb 14, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski (2), Kyle Busch (18), Joey Logano (22), Brad Keselowski (2) and Austin Cindric (33) wreck during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The 2021 NASCAR Daytona 500 has finally concluded, with Michael McDowell winning the race. However, the real drama unfolded when Penske teammates Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano got taken out and it triggered a multi-car crash. Apparently, McDowell himself was partly to blame, as he tagged Keselowski.

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In turn, Keselowski bumped into race leader, Logano and both were sent into a wild spin. To be perfectly honest, he thought that he could make the move stick and win his first Daytona 500. Sadly, that did not come to pass and things went wrong really fast. Soon, more and more cars got involved and it was pandemonium.

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Brad Keselowski talks about the crash in the NASCAR Daytona 500

Speaking after the race, he said, “I had a big run down the backstretch. Went to make the pass to win the Daytona 500, and it ended up really bad. Don’t feel like I made a mistake, but I can’t drive everyone else’s car. Frustrating.

“The Discount Tyre Ford not the fastest, but Jeremy Bullins and the whole team did a great job of keeping us in position.”

Feb 14, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series drivers Brad Keselowski (2), Kyle Busch (18), Joey Logano (22), Brad Keselowski (2) and Austin Cindric (33) wreck during the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

He admitted that he was in a prime position, especially on the last lap. Brad Keselowski then noticed that he had a good run and saw an opportunity for the pass.

Needless to say, he decided to throw caution into the wind and pounced. Sadly the move did not work, and he endured a monstrous crash. Other victims included Kyle Busch, Austin Cindric, Bubba Wallace, and many more.

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To make matters even scarier, there was a lot of fire, and he had to pay a visit to the medical center. Luckily, he and the other victims were able to walk away without a scratch.

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Now, all he can do is sit and rue what could have been. This is because he has now gone another year without a NASCAR Daytona 500 win. The same also goes for the other drivers who were involved in the pile-up.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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