Once again we leave Talladega with our heartbeat much faster than it was when we arrived.

Saturday’s frightening chain reaction crash in the Aaron’s 312 Nationwide Series race that sent Eric McClure to an area hospital will thankfully be remembered for nothing more than another spectacular chapter in the track’s long history.

It’s easy to see why some fans love the action at Talladega. I have to admit that there are those who do follow auto racing simply for the crashes.

It’s also understandable that some see the three and four-wide racing as the reason for looking forward to whenever NASCAR comes to the mammoth 2.66-mile track.