Sunday, October 1, 2023

Video: 12-Car Crash Sparked by Suarez Spin Involves Multiple Playoff Contenders

Daniel Suarez lost control of his No. 99 car and spun in front of the field to trigger a 10-car crash at Bristol. Screengrab from USA Network broadcast.

Well, well, well… It’s been a messy night at Bristol Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff contenders, and things didn’t get any easier on lap 276, when Daniel Suarez lost control of his No. 99 Chevrolet.

Suarez went around in front of a big field of cars on the backstretch. When all of the smoke settled, 10 cars were involved.

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Here is the incident as it happened on the USA Network broadcast:

The playoff drivers involved in this included: Suarez, Austin Cindric, Austin Dillon, Tyler Reddick Chase Elliott, Chase Briscoe and Alex Bowman. Additionally, Todd Gilliland, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Landon Cassill were involved.

UPDATE: An additional replay shown on the USA Network broadcast showed that the No. 7 car of Corey LaJoie and the No. 10 of Aric Almirola were involved, bringing the total in the crash to 12 cars.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is an award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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