Kevin Harvick had taken the lead on lap 188 of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Ambetter Health 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and it looked like the No. 4 car had possibly turned into a contender for the win. Then, a lap later, Ross Chastain, who had a massive closing rate from behind Harvick, tapped into the rear of Harvick.
The tap from Chastain sent Harvick spinning, and from there all hell broke loose through the field.
Here is a video of the accident that swept up Harvick and many others:
You could sense it was coming with how fierce the pack had gotten, but here is a replay of what ended Harvick’s day and triggered the 11-car melee: pic.twitter.com/hzhEO2RvDZ
— Toby Christie (@Toby_Christie) March 19, 2023
In all, 12 cars were swept up in this crash. Those involved were Harvick, Chastain, Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch, Josh Berry, Chris Buescher, Harrison Burton, Bubba Wallace, William Byron, Erik Jones, Ty Gibbs and BJ McLeod.
Involved at Lap 191 crash at @ATLMotorSpdwy:
1 – Ross Chastain
3 – Austin Dillon
4 – Kevin Harvick
8 – Kyle Busch
9 – Josh Berry
17 – Chris Buescher
21 – Harrison Burton
23 – Bubba Wallace
24 – William Byron
43 – Erik Jones
54 – Ty Gibbs
78 – BJ McLeod#NASCAR | #TobyTracker
— Joseph Srigley (@joe_srigley) March 19, 2023
This was the first multi-car on-track incident of the day, and it was only the second caution for cause in the race. But the action on track had picked up in Stage 3, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see more of this happen as the race rolls on.
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