Noah Gragson and Garrett Smithley were duking it out to see which underdog story would prevail to make it into the Daytona 500 field in the second Daytona 500 Duel Qualifying race on Thursday night.
However, with four laps to go, Smithley and Brad Keselowski made contact, which sent Keselowski into Noah Gragson, and it sent Keselowski careening back across the track, collecting Ross Chastain and outside pole-sitter William Byron.
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The clock officially struck midnight on both Gragson and Smithley.