With 48 laps to go and the lead pack heading towards the start/finish line, Ward Burton made slight contact with Dale Earnhardt's quarter-panel. Earnhardt (#3) hit Bill Elliott (#94), sending both drivers head-on into the outside wall. Elliott and Earnhardt were nearly locked together as fire erupted from Elliott's car, causing Earnhardt to suffer second degree burns to his face. Elliott suffers a bruised sternum. Nearly twenty cars in all were involved in the massive pileup.
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