"THE race" is NASCAR. Daytona. Big speed, big track, big crashes. Home of "The Big One".
The race was rain delayed until 11:45 pm EST. On the very last lap, with Junior leading, as they crossed the finish line #11 spun and t-boned the #3, lifting the car up. The 3 rolled over top of the cars next to it and was launched into the fence. As the rest of the field was playing pinball, the 3 went spinning down onto the infield, on it's roof. The #2 then hit what was left of the #3, sending it spinning towards the end of pit road. The engine and transmission landed on the grass. Austin Dillon walked away.
Of the top 27 place finishers, only 3 were not involved in the crash.
It definitely was worth staying up till 3 am to watch!