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Massive wrecks eliminate contenders during stage 2 at Daytona

The second stage of the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona was simply a matter of survival.

Two huge wrecks marred the stage and eliminated drivers like Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Kurt Busch, Denny Hamlin and others from the race.

The first crash happened when Keselowski tried to go for the lead on William Byron, who threw a block. Keselowski had a push from Ricky Stenhouse Jr. at the time and had nowhere to go. He went crashing off Stenhouse’s bumper and chaos ensued.

Just after the race went green again, Stenhouse was in the middle of another wreck. He turned Kyle Busch who went to pass Byron for the lead. Byron and Busch got involved in the wreck along with Kyle Larson and other cars. Busch said it was disappointing to get crashed out by the guy who caused the first crash.

The first wreck was very similar to a crash Keselowski was involved in during February’s Daytona 500. He put his best sarcasm on display when he was interviewed after leaving the infield care center, saying that he needed to start wrecking more drivers.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.