That was HUGE.
With 20 laps to go in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series HENRY 180 at Road America, tempers began to flare between Noah Gragson and Sage Karam after a full-contact battle for a spot inside the top-10.
Gragson’s displeasure towards Karam was apparent exiting the first corner, as the JR Motorsports driver stuck his hand – or finger — out of the window at Karam, who then got the opportunity to continue the battle at the exit of Turn 4.
After more contact, Gragson took matters into his own hands, turning right on the Moraine Sweep and into the side of Karam’s No. 45 Chevrolet Camaro, spinning both cars in front of the pack, collecting at least 16 cars.
THE BIG ONE AT ROAD AMERICA!
A massive crash is sparked after @NoahGragson spins @SageKaram in front of the field as there's no where to go.@brandonbrown_68 made major contact with @TylerReddick, hoping he's ok.#NASCAR #Henry180 pic.twitter.com/Ll7ZZufp7L
— NASCAR on TSN (@NASCARonTSN) July 2, 2022
With dust being kicked up from the spin, the field behind was blind to where the two cars sat, which caused lots of melee, and collected many, many, cars, with some brutal impacts.
The biggest impact from the accident was Brandon Brown, who slammed into Tyler Reddick’s stopped No. 48 with significant force, as the Talladega winner couldn’t see the track ahead of him.
Brown was able to climb from the car under his own power, but immediately went over the wall on the right side and sat down, clearly in pain. Myatt Snider, also involved in the accident, rushed over to Brown to ensure he was alright.
The accident collected a whopping 16 cars, including many of the drivers fighting for a top-10 finish in the event.
Daniel Hemric, Andy Lally, Tyler Reddick, Jeremy Clements, Sage Karam, Josh Bilicki, Brett Moffitt, Landon Cassill, Noah Gragson, Bayley Currey, Myatt Snider, John Hunter Nemechek, Brandon Brown, Josh Berry, Brandon Jones, and Jeb Burton were all involved in the accident.
As of 4:48 pm / ET, Brett Moffitt, Landon Cassill, Myatt Snider, and Brandon Brown have all been released from the infield care center.