Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Kansas has been a wild one, with the 400-mile race producing seven caution flags, prior to the end of the race’s second stage.
This time, it was a chaotic restart on lap 116 that caused a scramble in the back half of the pack, collecting four cars as the field rushed off into the first corner.
The accident happened as a reaction to contact between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski when Erik Jones – last week’s winner – was found in the middle of a sandwich that included Harrison Burton and Corey LaJoie.
From that point, Burton and LaJoie were sent up the track, collecting Aric Almirola, and causing even more significant damage to the No. 7 and No. 21 entries.
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The contact would be enough to send both Harrison Burton and Corey LaJoie to the garage with race-ending damage, joining Ty Gibbs, Kevin Harvick, and Tyler Reddick.
Almirola, however, would be able to resume the race on the lead lap.