Two top names and potential favorites to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 were involved in a wreck on Lap 41.
Tony Stewart and two-time Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth were part of a four-car incident that collected Ryan Blaney and two-time 500 winner Michael Waltrip.
Stewart, who will remain winless in the Great American Race through 17 attempts, suffered significant right-front damage and went to the garage for repairs. Kenseth had right-side damage and lost a lap as his team fixed it. The cars of Blaney and Waltrip suffered minimal damage.
Stewart took the blame for the wreck on his team radio.