“Whew!, there wasn’t a big one!”, multiple race fans were heard to exclaim after the finish of today’s Hellman’s 500 in Talladega. “I don’t know how they did it—you saw the wad of cars back there!”
Race fans then added, “And look who was up there—I mean, Brian Scott? BRIAN SCOTT?!? And behind him was Denny Hamlin! I can’t believe it, they didn’t wreck! We didn’t have a ‘big one’ all day!”
Talladega typically produces at least one “big one” every race as a byproduct of restrictor plate racing, which bunches cars up in large backs mere inches apart from each other. The lack of such left fans stunned, but relieved.
“I can’t believe it. I really can’t believe it. That was some of the best driving I’ve seen in years, especially for this place. Wow, just…wow.”
Fans were expected to returning to complaining about the lack of on-track action by Tuesday.