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Daytona 500 Crash: Jimmie Johnson, Danica Patrick Caught In Wreck In Lap 2 Of NASCAR Race (VIDEO)

02/27/2012 08:02 pm ET

When the Daytona 500 finally got underway -- after an unprecedented rain delay pushed the green flag back from Sunday afternoon to Monday evening -- it wasn't long before everyone had to stop. In fact, the lead drivers managed just one lap and 600 feet, according to the FOX announcing crew. Early during the second lap of the race, a massive, multi-car crash brought out the caution flag and ended the night for at least one prominent driver.

Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson appeared to get the worst of the crash. After being nudged from behind by Elliot Sadler, Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet went high into the wall. As his car came back across the track, Johnson was then pegged in the driver's door by David Ragan. It was clear quickly that Johnson's race was done. It was initially unclear how many of the other drivers involved would be able to get back on the track.

Among the other drivers who caught up in the wreck were Danica Patrick, Kurt Busch and defending Daytona champ Trevor Bayne.

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