The Aaron's 499 was a big fiery mess yesterday, which is either awesome or terrible depending on your opinion of NASCAR's true joys. Or how close you were sitting to the debris zone.
At least seven fans were injured on the last lap of Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway, when Carl Edwards—who was leading just yards from the finish line—went airborne and smashed into the retaining fence, leaving good portions of his car behind. Most of the injuries were minor and none of the drivers were hurt, but the entire race was littered with wreckage from two other major smash ups during the race. Only about half the starting field finished all the laps and five cars never got past Lap 8. (Matt Kenseth even did a few barrel rolls in the Nationwide race the day before.)