The number of cars involved in crashes during last weekend‘s Daytona 500 included more than two-thirds of the 40-car field. But it also marked the fewest number of cars in accidents in that race since 2016.
There were 27 cars in crashes in last week‘s Daytona 500, based on NASCAR‘s race report and video review. This marks the fourth consecutive year the total has dropped after 37 cars were involved in crashes in the 2019 Daytona 500.
An average of 31 cars have been collected in accidents in the Daytona 500 since 2017.
The last time there was less than 27 cars to crash in the season-opening race was 2016. Eleven cars crashed in that race.
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