Ty Gibbs was unquestionably the dominant driver in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Shriners Children’s 200 at Watkins Glen International. Heading into an overtime finish, Gibbs had led 70 laps on the day. However, on the previous restart, Gibbs roughed up Sam Mayer.
Mayer took exception to it, and on the final restart of the race, Mayer launched his car into Turn 1, and made contact with Gibbs.
It appeared that Mayer didn’t intend to hit Gibbs as hard as he did, as the No. 1 car noticeably began to wheel hop as he closed in on Turn 1, but as the two made contact, Gibbs spun from the lead, and Austin Hill would pile into it.
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As Gibbs’ hopes for the win were done, Mayer would go on to defeat Sheldon Creed for the win.
After the race, Mayer stated that spinning Gibbs was not intentional.