On lap 119, the Big One took place at Daytona International Speedway, as the amount of blocking and aggressive driving among the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers ultimately caught up with the field in the Coke Zero Sugar 400.
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 7, 2019
It may have been easier to count which drivers were not caught up in that wreck. Several drivers involved in the wreck were eliminated from the race. The others continued racing, but their cars were severely damaged.
Dillon won the second stage of the Coke Zero Sugar 400. He had a fast No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, and he wanted a win, especially since he remains below the playoff cut line. Here were his thoughts after he was cleared to leave the infield medical center:
— Dustin Long (@dustinlong) July 7, 2019
As for Bowyer, he has been struggling lately, and he is the last driver above the playoff cut line. Frontstretch even debated whether Stewart-Haas Racing should re-sign Bowyer for the 2020 season.
The Coke Zero Sugar 400 has predominantly been a race between manufacturers, drivers and the weather. With weather seemingly approaching Daytona International Speedway, the intensity level of the race was raised before the big incident took place.