1991  ยป Winston 500




















A serious pile-up occurred on the 72nd lap of the 1991 Winston 500. Ernie Irvan (#4) attempted to slip between Kyle Petty (#42) and Mark Martin (#6) coming out of Turn 2, but Irvan clipped Petty from behind, who in turn slid into Martin. Taking place toward the front of the pack, the incident inevitably caused a multi-car pileup behind them, taking out a dozen cars. The back end of Martin's car went momentarily airborne, while Petty took the worst abuse, taking multiple hits including a drivers-side impact from Chad Little (#19). Petty suffered a compound fracture with 9 inches of bone protruding form his leg, which sidelined him until September.
1991
Stock Cars
NASCAR Cup Series
Chevrolet Lumina
Ford Thunderbird
Pontiac Grand Prix
Oldsmobile Cutlass
Buick Regal
United States
Oval (Paved)
Talladega Superspeedway
Winston 500
No
AP; The Anniston Star

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