Crash Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Separated by just a single point for the 16th and final playoff spot, both Tyler Reddick and Erik Jones had rough outings following the two tangling in Turn 3 on the 71st lap of Saturday’s Pocono Organics 325 at Pocono Raceway. The accident will certainly shake up the standings as they got together following Jones checking up as both Kurt Busch and Brad Keselowski made things difficult as they were battling for the 13th spot. Reddick didn’t lift and ran into Jones’ left rear, sending themRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Harrison Burton’s top-10 streak in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is over following Saturday’s Unhinged 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. Burton was on a 12-race streak of finishing in the top-10 dating back to Texas last November, highlighted with two wins at Fontana in March and the first Homestead race last Saturday. That all changed with 18 laps to go when Burton ran into the back of Kody Vanderwal, causing a multi-car crash in Turn 3. Also involved in the carnage were Josh Williams, Joe Graf, Jr., ColinRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A day Rinus VeeKay would love to forget as his horrid NTT IndyCar Series debut ended with another crash during Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway. The Ed Carpenter Racing rookie was already under hot water following his “rookie mistake” by clipping the white line in Turn 3 during practice which sent him into the wall. They were able to get VeeKay’s car repaired and ready in time for the 200-lap race that lasted only 36 for the Dutchman. At the exit of Turn 1,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It was a rough welcome to the NTT IndyCar Series moment for rookie Rinus VeeKay, who crashed in the opening minutes of rookie practice at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday. Not only him, but his boss man Ed Carpenter also had a moment in the lone practice session. In preparation for the Genesys 300 later tonight at 8:00 pm EST on NBC, VeeKay was among the five drivers (others being Oliver Askew, Jack Harvey, Pato O’Ward and Alex Palou) who were given an additional 30 minutes toRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A bid for a Team Penske podium sweep in Saturday’s Firestone 175 at virtual Twin Ring Motegi were dashed with 10 laps to go due to a three-wide battle gone wrong, altering the outcome of the 113-lap contest. While Simon Pagenaud ended up as the ultimate opportunist by winning the race, his other two teammates Will Power and Scott McLaughlin had a far different story. All thanks to the lapped car of NTT IndyCar Series rookie Oliver Askew. Coming into Turn 3, the running order wasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer NASCAR Cup Series points leader Ryan Blaney didn’t get to the conclusion of Stage 1 after being taken out in a three-car crash during Sunday’s FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway. Fresh off signing a multi-year contract extension with Team Penske, Blaney was poised to have some good luck on his side, which he hasn’t had despite having a 12-point lead over his teammate Joey Logano. After Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. spun and make wall contact to bring out the first caution, the field reshuffled and took theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The “Monster Mile” didn’t waste time to snake bit drivers in Saturday’s Use Your Melon. Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway and playoff drivers weren’t exempted from the typical madness. On the opening lap of the 200-lap race, Tyler Reddick’s No. 2 Freightliner Chevrolet Camaro slid heading into the treacherous backstretch and slapped the wall, causing a massive ripple effect in NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs. Fellow playoff contender Justin Allgaier also got loose and nearly hit the wall, but the main focus was on HarrisonRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Lap 1. Turn 1. Chaos ensues yet again in the Grand Prix of Portland. The story was a field of 23 hungry wolves storming into the Shelton Chicane, eyeing on gaining as many spots as possible. However, like a year go, some drivers didn’t make it past the corner as a multi-car crash took out both ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers Conor Daly and James Hinchcliffe, Zach Veach and Graham Rahal. Other drivers involved were championship contender Simon Pagenaud, Spencer Pigot and defendingRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Sunday’s opening lap fiasco is still in the minds of everyone around the NTT IndyCar Series paddock. A five-car crash in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway has had several people angry towards Takuma Sato, wishing he should face a penalty from INDYCAR Race Control for his driving style being too aggressive. Not only that, they’ve been extremely vocal about removing the 2.5-mile circuit from the calendar with both the death of Justin Wilson in 2015 and Robert Wickens’ season-ending crash from a year agoRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Horrific carnage has struck again at Pocono Raceway. This time it was the opening lap of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 as jockeying for position at the Long Pond Straight went completely wrong as five drivers were collected in the Turn 2 accident. The five guys were Takuma Sato, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Felix Rosenqvist, James Hinchcliffe and championship contender Alexander Rossi. Rossi, who started second after the field was formatted by points due to Saturday’s qualifying session being washed out, had a tough start and saw himself battlingRead More