The 2021 Busch Clash at the Daytona Road Course has been, in a word, nuts. After having to come from the back half of the field twice, Martin Truex Jr. soared into the lead on lap 27 of the 35-lap exhbition race. Unfortunately, Truex would not make it back around as the leader.
Going through the backstretch chicane, Truex clipped the grass and dirt and went for a wild spin into the outside wall.
The leader spins! 😱
After passing @dennyhamlin for the top spot, @MartinTruex_Jr loses control exiting the chicane! #BuschClash pic.twitter.com/tkoS4Gq23z
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 10, 2021
Truex slammed hard into the wall, which obliterated the front driver-side of his car. Truex, who had probably the fastest car in the race, was done for the night after the crash.
[…] The race was largely dominated by fellow Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin. Truex’s race ended early when he spun exiting the backstretch bus stop. […]