Crash Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Haas F1 Team reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi is set to make his Formula One debut at the Sakhir Grand Prix, filling in the for Romain Grosjean, who is recovering from burns sustained at the Bahrain Grand Prix. As a result of Monday’s announcement, Fittipaldi – grandson of two-time F1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi – will become the first third-generation driver to compete at a grand prix event. The 24-year-old Miami-born Brazilian has a unique racing background, which includes winning the 2017 Formula V8 3.5 championship, whereRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Kansas Speedway’s wild and wicked nature struck again. This time in the Xfinity Series as Chase Briscoe continues being the man with his ninth win of the year. When you look at the top-10 result, you’ll notice a lot of guys you don’t often see up there. Guys like Ryan Sieg having yet another superb outing on the 1.5-mile tracks, finishing third. Underdog driver Josh Williams getting a career-best sixth, and of course the 500+ mile runners of Truck Series regulars Austin Hill and BrettRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Two multi-car crashes became the end of the road for Jimmie Johnson, Erik Jones and Tyler Reddick making the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. During Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400 at the Daytona International Speedway, all three had different implications. Those being Jones looking to wrap-up his final year with Joe Gibbs Racing with another playoff berth, Reddick trying to keep the Sunoco Rookie of the Year battle alive and Johnson aiming for one last shot at an eighth Cup title. Due to those accidents, noneRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not even before taking the green flag, mayhem happened in Saturday’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway where a crash took out three Andretti Autosport entries. With weather being a concern, the 23-car field were about to take the green flag for the 200-lap event, but at the back half of the field is where things went awry due to the competition checking up. Alex Palou went underneath Rossi where a few seconds later, Rossi got hit in the back byRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing w/ Citrone/Buhl Autosport driver Spencer Pigot is awake and alert following a hard lick on the pit entry tire barriers with five laps remaining in the 104th Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge. Running in 15th, Pigot’s No. 45 HyVee Honda spun at the entry of Turn 4 where his left side made wall contact. Pigot kept sliding until slamming into pit attenuator that’s bitten the likes of Dennis Firestone (1986), Kevin Cogan (1989), Mark Dismore (1991) and Billy Boat (2003) over theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer If 2020 couldn’t get any worse for former Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi, it just did as he crashed out of the 104th Indy 500 on Lap 144, finishing 27th. Up until Lap 125, Rossi’s No. 27 NAPA Auto Parts Honda was an absolute rocket, running towards the front pack and looked like it was going to be another strong Indy 500 outing. However, things changed once pit road was open because IndyCar reprimanded Rossi due to an unsafe pit release. Rossi barely exited in frontRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Scott Dixon becomes the second driver this month to have crashed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With an hour and 49 minutes left in the post-qualifying practice session, the second place starter’s No. 9 PNC Bank Honda lost control and backed it into the Turn 4 wall. Dixon’s car continued doing a few twirls before lying to rest on the front straightaway with front and rear damage. Full course yellow for an on-track incident involving @scottdixon9 during #Indy500 practice at @IMS. Watch live on @NBCSportsGold: https://t.co/zyZcawU8vZ#INDYCARRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Fernando Alonso became the first accident during on-track activities on Thursday in preparation for the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. With 49 minutes remaining in second day of practice, Alonso’s No. 66 Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet ran on the bottom lane and clipped the gray berm that sits below the white line at the entry of Turn 4. It snapped his car sideways and took a shunt towards the inside wall. Alonso’s wounded car would go for a spin before resting at the entrance ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer For the first time in his entire NASCAR Cup Series career, Brad Keselowski finished last following a Lap 96 tangle with teammate Ryan Blaney in Sunday’s Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway. During the final stage, Keselowski got a push from Kevin Harvick going into Turn 1, allowing him to get by Denny Hamlin for the runner-up spot. This allowed Keselowski to quickly gain ground on his Team Penske teammate, who was leading the 156-lap event. Keselowski was on the bottom groove before his No.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It won’t be a Wednesday night to remember for Bubba Wallace after being taken out on Lap 17 of the All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway. Coming down the back stretch, Wallace was running in fourth but faced pressure from behind as Michael McDowell and William Byron was hot on his tales. Then disaster struck as McDowell clips Wallace at the entrance of Turn 3, destroying Wallace’s No. 43 World Wide Technology Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. McDowell would get hit from Byron, sending him around butRead More