Oh my goodness, that is not what Ryan Blaney needed.
On lap 30 of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Denny Hamlin gave a bump draft to Erik Jones, which made hamlin’s car loose. Blaney had nowhere to go and contacted Hamlin.
The contact sent Hamlin skidding to the inside of the track, while Blaney went straight into the outside wall.
Here is video of the potential Playoff changing incident:
Big trouble for Ryan Blaney!
If Martin Truex Jr. catches him in points and we get a new winner below them in points (in the top 30), he'd be out of the playoffs.
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In all, there were six cars involved in the incident. In addition to Blaney, Hamlin and Jones, Christopher Bell, Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski were also in the accident.
Blaney’s team were able to make repairs to get him back on track, but he will more than likely have to hope that we don’t get a new winner in Sunday’s race, or he could be outside the Playoffs.