Justin Allgaier and Christopher Bell were minding their own business while sitting second and third with roughly 70 laps remaining in Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway. As the two tried to reel in the leader Kyle Busch, a lapped car driven by Stephen Leicht blew an engine right ahead of them.
As Allgaier and Bell entered the turn their cars lost traction. Allgaier slapped the wall, while Bell spun and backed his No. 20 Toyota Supra into the wall.
Here is video from the incident:
Wow. Christopher Bell's day comes to an end after Stephen Leicht's engine grenades in Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/Nx8pmgO6i3
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 9, 2019
The damage was not severe enough to keep Allgaier out of the race, but for Bell this was the end of the day.
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