Restart pileup takes out several contenders - video
The Bank of America 500 was red-flagged on Lap 260 on Sunday following a 12-car wreck.
The accident occurred on the restart entering Turn 1 at Charlotte Motor Speedway when Martin Truex Jr., who restarted third, punted second-place Austin Dillon to trigger the incident.
"I tried to give him a shove, I just turned him around like a damn idiot," Truex said.
The No. 3 Chevy shot into the Safer barrier at the exit of pit road. Kyle Busch didn’t have time to slow and turned Chase Elliott into the outside wall where Paul Menard plowed into him.
Dillon was treated and released from the infield care center, telling the assembled media: “We’ll have to work hard the next two weeks to get caught up. I felt like I got hit more to the right. I don’t know what I would have done different. Hopefully, not wrecked.”
Other drivers involved included Greg Biffle, Carl Edwards, Ryan Blaney, David Ragan, Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray, Clint Bowyer and Brian Scott -- 14 total cars.
Jimmie Johnson was leading the race at the time. Elliott, who was evaluated and released from the infield care center, had led the most laps (103) at the time of the race.
The time of the red flag period was 10:48.
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|Location||Charlotte Motor Speedway|
|Drivers||Martin Truex Jr. , Austin Dillon , Kyle Busch , Chase Elliott|