Fiery scene created on the speedway as 21-car pileup at Daytona 500

NASCAR Daytona 500

NASCAR fans saw a fiery eruption Sunday during the Daytona 500 when 21 cars crashed into each another late in the race.

The large pileup was triggered when driver Paul Menard, with 10 laps left in the race, tapped Matt DiBenedetto.

“I’ll take the blame for that one,” Menard stated.

Video posted to social media reveals sparks flying at the Daytona International Speedway as the race cars contact with each other on the track, dragging for several feet as a group before ultimately slowing down.

Every driver associated with the crashed emerged from their vehicles uninjured, SB Nation reported.

The race had to be stopped for a lengthy cleanup but later restarted.

Denny Hamlin eventually won the race, however not before three more crashes occurred.

A spokesperson for NASCAR did not immediately replied to ABC News’ request for comment.

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