Talladega Super Speedway is just that, a racetrack built for cars to go fast, really fast. Yesterday NASCAR's Sprint Cup Division ran the Aarons 499 at Talladega and as expected there was a huge crash involving a lot of cars.

Super speedways such as Talladega and Daytona are called restrictor plate tracks. That's because the cars have to run with a restrictor plate apparatus on the engines to limit the speed. It's this same desire to slow the cars down that bunches them all together in huge packs. From this huge packs traveling at nearly 200 miles per hour we get huge crashes such as this one.

 

David Ragan won yesterday's race. David Gilliland was second, Carl Edwards ran third and Michael Waltrip ran fourth.