What in the world? Noah Gragson was battling for the sixth position in a hornet’s nest on a restart during the NASCAR All-Star Open, when he made an error on the frontstretch on Lap 50.
Gragson turned his car to the left, a little too far, and contacted the inside pit road wall, while at full race speed heading into Turn 1. The contact with the wall sent Gragson into fellow competitors and triggered a hard crash.
Oh My! Here is a multi-car melee that ensued after Noah Gragson tagged the pit road wall on the Frontstretch. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/csQ9XGscgd
— Toby Christie (@Toby_Christie) May 21, 2023
Chandler Smith, Todd Gilliland, and Ryan Newman were all swept up in the crash with Gragson. Smith and Gilliland would be done for the race after the crash.