A multi-car wreck on Lap 32 has quickly changed the complexion of the Daytona 500 as many pre-race favorites -- including Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick -- were collected in the ensuing aftermath.
The crash occurred shortly after the day's first restart following a caution for debris when Kyle Busch made contact with the rear bumper of Kasey Kahne's car and turned him down the track and into the path of Juan Pablo Montoya. Jamie McMurray and Casey Mears were also involved.
All six drivers involved took their cars to the garage for repairs.
Both Stewart and Harvick entered the 500 as the consensus favorites. Stewart was trying to win the Daytona 500 for the first time in 15 starts.
The field is working Lap 40 with defending Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth in the lead followed by Jimmie Johnson, Clint Bowyer, pole-sitter Danica Patrick and Jeff Gordon rounding out the top five.