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Hollywood Casino 400: Wreckfest in full effect at Kansas Speedway

Insert your favorite Wizard of Oz joke here, because this is ridiculous.

Kyle Busch and Ryan Newman tangled off turn two, sending Busch backing into the wall off the turn and Newman sliding through the frontstretch grass and doing heavy damage to the nose of his car. It is the 12th caution in what has been a wreckfest of an afternoon in the Hollywood Casino 400 at the Kansas Speedway

Just before that wreck, Greg Biffle crashed to draw the 11th caution. Biffle, who was running third, lost control of his Ford exiting the fourth corner and pounded the wall, doing heavy damage to his Ford.

The wreck by Busch the most recent in a spate of caution flags going back to Jimmie Johnson's accident on lap 136. Bobby Labonte wrecked almost immediately after that restart. On lap 155, Danica Patrick intentionally spun Landon Cassill and subsequently wrecked herself by over-correcting her spinning car into the outside wall.

Tony Stewart spun on the restart from that yellow but didn't hit anything. Marcos Ambrose and Trevor Bayne then tangled on the restart from Stewart's spin, followed by the accident by Biffle (which came after Aric Almirola spun but didn't hit anything while racing for the lead).

Mark Martin shows the way with 85 laps to go, followed by Clint Bowyer, Denny Hamlin, Paul Menard, and Kasey Kahne.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.