Monday, November 27, 2023

Video: CJ McLaughlin Crashes in NASCAR Xfinity Practice at Nashville

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CJ McLaughlin backed hard into the outside wall during practice for the Tennesee Lottery 250 at Nashville.

It’s been an absolutely dreadful season for CJ McLaughlin, who moved to Emerling-Gase Motorsports for the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. On Friday, McLaughlin found trouble in the opening moments of practice for Saturday’s Tennessee Lottery 250 at Nashville Superspeedway.

While battling below Riley Herbst, McLaughlin lost control, spun around, clipped the side of Herbst’s No. 98 machine, and then backed his No. 53 car hard into the outside wall.

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Here is a video of how the incident occurred.

McLaughlin had just completed his first lap of the practice session, which was a 32.805 sec. lap time.

Herbst, returned to the track and clicked off more laps after the incident.

After climbing from his obliterated No. 53 machine, McLaughlin was seen punching the C-post of his car in frustration. The Emerling-Gase Motorsports team is preparing its backup car.

McLaughlin, who has made four NASCAR Xfinity Series starts this season, found trouble in practice earlier this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and crashed the car. That weekend, Patrick Emerling slid behind the wheel of the backup car and competed for the team in a 34th-place effort.

Emerling then ran two additional races — Phoenix and Atlanta — with McLaughlin’s primary sponsor SciAps on the car.

No word has come from the team as of yet as to whether McLaughlin will continue to pilot the car for the remainder of the weekend at Nashville.

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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