Talladega Superspeedway is famous for "The Big One," which for the uninitiated is a massive wreck that's bound to happen each time the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the track. Unfortunately, Christmas came early for 2017 playoff driver Jamie McMurray, who went soaring through the air at practice on Friday.
The drivers began drafting each other in the midst of a calm practice, when McMurray caught the wrong air and saw his No. 1 Chevrolet barrel-roll across the top of Ty Dillon's No. 31 and into the infield fence. The good news was McMurray was able to get out of the car under his own power without issue.
McMurray obviously will have to go to a backup car for Sunday's race and will start from the rear of the field. Ty Dillon was also forced to pull his backup car out of the garage.
Before the session, CBS Sports caught up with Chase Elliott, who is no stranger to "The Big One" at Talladega. Elliott gave us some insight on how to avoid it. You can watch and listen by clicking here.