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NASCAR Fans Blast Fox for Airing Commercial During Massive Crash at Daytona

by Matthew Wilson
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NASCAR fans are not happy with Fox after they missed one of the most exciting moments during the closing of last night’s Daytona race.

A multiple car-pile up took out several racers during the Daytona Xfinity race. But you wouldn’t know it if you were watching the race on Fox. The network chose to air a commercial during an unfortunate time. Viewers missed out on seeing the game-changing crash firsthand. They only got to experience the carnage through replays.

These NASCAR fans took to Twitter to air their grievances with the network. After all, if you were watching football, you wouldn’t expect to miss a touchdown due to a commercial break. NASCAR lives in its unpredictability, potentially making it hard to schedule commercials around. But either way, fans weren’t happy with the network.

One user wrote, “Would’ve loved to see this live, but we had to have a commercial. Love missing the big one due to commercial.”

Another seemed at a a loss for sentences: “Fox. Why. The. Hell. You. Have. Full. Screen. Commercials. On. A Superspeedway.”

And finally, one user commented in the digital equivalent of screaming, “STOP CUTTING TO F–KING COMMERCIALS BECAUSE WE ALWAYS MISS THE GOOD STUFF.”

Ty Dillon Caused the NASCAR Race

It wasn’t a good night for driver Ty Dillon with Joe Gibbs Racing. Well, really it hasn’t been a good season for the driver. The grandson of Richard Childress and younger brother of Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon has racing in his blood. But the driver has struggled to live up to the same standard this season.

Dillon failed to qualify for the Daytona 500 this year, due in part to an unwieldy qualifying system. For instance, Austin Cindric qualified for the 500 and will race. But Dillon beat Cindric in the qualifying race and didn’t make the cut, leaving some scratching their heads.

Last night’s race (Feb. 13) was the first of four Xfinity series races that Dillon will race for Joe Gibbs. The driver ended up causing a multi-car pileup when he crashed into fellow teammate Daniel Hemric. Dillon had tried to pass Hemric but ended grazing his car, triggering the crash. Additionally, Justin Allgaier, Justin Haley, and Riley Herbst got caught up in the crash.

Fellow teammate and potential rival, Austin Cindric ended up winning the night. Cindric is currently defending his title as the reigning NASCAR series champion.