Austin Dillon goes on wild ride in Coke Zero 400

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Austin Dillon goes on wild ride in Coke Zero 400
Austin Dillon (3) goes airborne and hits the catch fence as he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Dale Earnhardt Jr., front right, takes the checker flag to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race as Denny Hamlin (11) gets turned sideways in the beginning of a multi-car crash on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)
Austin Dillon tumbles down the backstretch after he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Austin Dillon (3) crashes into the fence on the final lap during a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Austin Dillon tumbles down the front stretch as his engine lands in the infield after he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - JULY 06: Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet, receives medical attention after a crash following the checkered flag during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 6, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Austin Dillon (3) goes airborne and hits the catch fence as he was involved in a multi-car crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Pit crew members come to the aid of Austin Dillon after he was involved in a multi-car crash in a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)
Brad Keselowski, right, crashes into Austin Dillon, left, after a multi-car wreck on the final lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Rob Sweeten)
Crew members tend to Austin Dillon after his car crashed into the fence on the final lap during a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Austin Dillon, center, raises his arms to race fans to signify he was okay after he was involved in a multi-car crash in a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)
An injured race fan is helped in the grandstand area after driver Austin Dillon crashed in the fence during a multi-car wreck on the last lap of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/David Graham)
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Austin Dillon came into the Coke Zero 400 looking to pull of the weekend sweep after winning the Xfinity Series race on Saturday night. Although Dillon didn't win the Coke Zero 400 he did come home with a top-10 finish which is a pretty good days work in the Sprint Cup Series. However, the top-10 finish was the last thing on Dillon's mind after the last-lap wreck that he was involved in.

As the field was coming to the finish line the cars in front of Dillon began to wreck beginning with Denny Hamlin. Hamlin's No. 11 machine made contact with Dillon and that contact launched Dillon's No. 3 machine into the catch-fence. The most amazing thing about the incident (aside from Dillon walking away unscathed) was the speed into which Dillon's car hit the fence and then the way the fence made Dillon's car come to a complete stop. The aftermath of the wreck saw Dillon's car literally torn in half with his engine sitting on fire on the infield grass.

The video below shows different angles of the wreck in slow motion.



The wreck shook up the majority of the drivers in Daytona. The collective NASCAR Universe held their breath as the crews raced to Dillon's dismantled car to see if he was okay. After the race Dale Earnhardt Jr. was more concerned about the safety and well-being of Dillon than he was celebrating his second win of the 2015 NASCAR season.

During the rain delay NBS Sports showed a video package of NASCAR wives and girlfriends. In the package one of the woman spoke about how NASCAR drivers are putting their lives on the line every time that they step into a racecar. After that package aired some fans took to Twitter to talk about how she "overstated" the dangers of NASCAR. Less than five hours later Dillon reminded us just how dangerous this sport can be for the drivers that we love to watch.

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