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VIDEO: Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Others Crash at Daytona 500

The Big One has struck early at the Daytona 500, collecting several contenders including five-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson and teammate Jeff Gordon.

Contact between teammates David Reutimann and Michael Waltrip triggered the crash in the third turn.

Among those involved, in addition to Johnson, Gordon, Reutimann, and Waltrip: Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, Brian Vickers, and Marcos Ambrose.

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