NASCAR’s Geico 500 is already underway at the Talladega Speedway. And there’s already been an accident out on the course involving driver Joey Logano.
Logano was involved in a collision with driver Brad Keselowski during Stage 1 of the race. The bump made Logano’s No. 22 car turn in the opposite direction of the track. In a particularly scary moment, Logano faced his competition as they barreled toward him.
A strong gust of wind caught under Logano’s car causing the car to flip several times. The vehicle flipped down the track before landing right side up. Logano’s car rolled down to the green of the track and appeared pretty damaged.
Logano didn’t appear to be hurt by the crash. At least, the NASCAR driver was alert and moving following the collision. But Outsider will wait for official word on Logano and if the driver experienced any injuries from the exchange.
It wouldn’t be NASCAR without crashes. The sport is often unpredictable. And a driver can go from first to the back of the pack in a blink of an eye. But crashes are always scary, both for the drivers and also for the fans watching at home. Fortunately, it looks like Logano will be okay.
NASCAR’s Race Is Underway
But the crash comes at a major blow for Joey Logano. The NASCAR driver was positioned second of the pack going into the race. He has three wins at Talladega. Logano was behind Denny Hamlin, who sits in the top position for the race. Martin Truex, Jr., William Byron, and Alex Bowman rounded out the top racers. Fellow NASCAR drivers Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott, Kyle Busch, and Brad Keselowski followed them.
The race kicked off at 2 p.m. ET today and is currently airing on Fox Network. NASCAR drivers will compete for a total of 188 laps, averaging over 500 miles. That’s a lot of distance to cover. And with Logano’s early crash, it’s anyone’s race today. It remains to be seen who will take home the victory.
Talladega, Alabama holds a special place in NASCAR. The race is an annual event and one of the most-watched races of the year. Talladega is known for being a bit unpredictable for its drivers. For instance, last year, there were three overturns and 13 cautions. So far, the track has already taken Logano out of the race.