Crash Tag

By FIA Daniel Ricciardo took his first Formula 1 in more than three years and McLaren’s first since 2012 at the end of a dramatic Italian Grand in which a collision involving Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton saw both title contenders exit the race. With Lando Norris following Ricciardo home to hand McLaren it’s first one-two finish since 2010, Valtteri Bottas claimed third after a battling driver from the back of the grid. The pre-race script had front-row starter Ricciardo as a character actor in the drama to be playedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer William Byron was among the many NASCAR Cup Series playoff drivers who were tamed by “The Lady in Black.” Not once, but twice in Sunday’s Cook Out Southern 500, becoming the third competitor crashing out at Darlington Raceway. Following a late-race crash in last Saturday’s Coke Zero Sugar 400, Byron hoped Darlington would be a turnaround weekend. Especially, that it’s the playoff opener and having a career season. However, it wasn’t in the cards the from the very beginning. On Lap 15, Byron couldn’t avoidRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s opening stage of the Cook Out Southern 500 had chaotic moments involving NASCAR playoff drivers. One negatively impacted by the madness was Michael McDowell, the first to have a mulligan in the Round of 16. Entering the backstretch on Lap 31, McDowell went from gaining track position to losing everything in front of the competition. Consequently, his No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford Mustang slammed the Turn 2 wall. It was already game over for the Daytona 500 champion as he’ll leave Darlington RacewayRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Richard Childress Racing’s stress levels were already chaotic entering Sunday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Especially for one Austin Dillon, who was 28 points behind teammate Tyler Reddick for the 16th and final playoff spot. With just a single race left in the regular season, the stress levels reached the summit after Dillon’s hard crash at the end of Stage 2. After holding off Brad Keselowski for the sixth spot to collect five stage points, Dillon would get clipped by Keselowski and sentRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASHVILLE – Qualifying for the Inaugural Music City Grand Prix in Nashville was cruel hearted for both Jimmie Johnson and Josef Newgarden. Both competitors will now have their work cut out for after crashing during separate sessions Saturday. Demoralizing their progress on the rigorous 2.17-mile street course. Not even two minutes into Group 1 qualifying, Johnson smashed the Turn 10 wall. A corner that’s been a trouble spot for the seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion all day. During practice earlier in the day, Johnson went wideRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Will Power’s miserable season continued during Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. While battling Scott Dixon for fourth on the Lap 4 restart, contact was made entering Turn 5. It sent Power into a spin, right in front of oncoming traffic. Several drivers were able to avoid the plum of smoke, including Sebastien Bourdais. The same can’t be said for Ed Jones, who crashed into Power. Such collision destroyed Jones’ left front suspension, symbolizing another retirement. Power’s day was also over as this incident ended anyRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Felix Rosenqvist is awake and alert after an apparent stuck throttle resulted in a violent impact towards the Turn 6 barriers in Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. Dr. Geoffrey Billows issued a statement regarding Rosenqvist’s conditions at 3:15 p.m. ET: “He never lost consciousness and was talking the entire time. He was having some soreness, but no loss of sensation anywhere or functions. “We were able to get him out of the car and bring him to the infield care center for preliminary evaluation. He’s beenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS – Risk vs. reward is one of those deals where people have to put up with in life. Alex Palou was no exception after an attempt for a better qualifying run went totally awry Saturday. Palou was already seventh fastest with a four-lap average of 231.145 mph, but wanted to see if a better run can be achieved. Motorsports Tribune asked the Barber winner about the confidence levels on making Sunday’s Fast Nine. “We don’t want to risk a really good car that weRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Alexander Rossi endured a tough series of events in a matter of a lap in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The hell ended in an incident with Graham Rahal in Turns 4-5 on Lap 37, negatively impacting their race. Running in second, Rossi came to pit road for red compounds after starting the race with primary blacks. A slow right rear tire change slowed the stop down a bit and exited out in 13th, ahead of Rahal. Rahal was looking to pass RossiRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Not even 30 seconds into the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series campaign, there was mayhem on Lap 1. A multi-car crash in Turn 4 wiped out title contenders during Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Two-time series champion Josef Newgarden lost control of his No. 2 Hitachi Chevrolet and spun. What made the episode worse was the fact he spun right in front of the field, creating disastrous outcomes. Newgarden was drilled by last year’s third-place points finisher Colton Herta and Ryan Hunter-Reay. The pileupRead More