Feb. 17 (UPI) -- With just 10 laps to go in the 2019 Daytona 500, driver Paul Menard made an error and sparked a major multi-car wreck that impacted 21 drivers.
The crash, which occurred shortly after a restart, led to the 10th caution of Sunday's race. It brought out a red flag that stopped the race to clean up the wreck.
Menard sat in fifth place, just behind fourth-place Matt DiBenedetto. Menard made slight contact with DiBenedetto's bumper, causing him to turn and start a chain reaction that wiped out most of the race's field.
"It looked like he was trying to get to the middle, so I tried to get to the outside and just barely hooked him," Menard said during the stoppage. "It wrecked a lot of cars. That was my bad and I feel bad about that."
Almirola had his back wheels lifted off the track and landed on David Ragan's windshield.