Well. I’m not sure what just happened.
Ty Dillon was… aggressive, and technically won the second Last Chance Qualifier, but in the end, the battle scars on his No. 42 Black Rifle Coffee Company Chevrolet Camaro were all for not.
The 29-year-old had a transfer position essentially locked in, leading on the final restart, but the Petty GMS Motorsports driver fired off too early, resulting in a penalty from NASCAR, the second of the 50-lap LCQ for Dillon.#
Instead, it was Ryan Preece, crossing the line in second place, that would be named the victor of the second Last Chance Qualifier, with Bubba Wallace, and Harrison Burton advancing into the 150-lap main event.
Brad Keselowski came up just short, finishing in fourth place, with Austin Cindric, Landon Cassill, the aforementioned Ty Dillon, Kurt Busch, and Alex Bowman not advancing into the 23-car feature.
Martin Truex Jr. – who now looks like a freakin’ genius — chose not to start the second LCQ and preserve his car for the feature, taking the 2021 driver points provisional.
According to NASCAR’s race results, all nine drivers that participated in the Last Chance Qualifier, were involved in an incident of some sort, with Ty Dillon involved in a mind-blowing five of seven caution flags.
With whatever that was, the 23-car lineup is set for Sunday’s inaugural Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum, which will not include four of the 16 NASCAR Playoff contenders from 2021. (Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch, Alex Bowman, and Brad Keselowski)
2022 Busch Light Clash LCQ 2 Highlights:
THIS LAST-CHANCE RACE IS INSANNNEEEEE! pic.twitter.com/aiUOjLJZ2n
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 6, 2022
Short track racing. pic.twitter.com/Sr8Rak0mTx
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