Sometimes it can start to feel like NASCAR racing is just an adult version of bumper cars, however, there’s a lot more on the line.
While it was a win for fans, racers, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., a couple of drivers found themselves smashed into the wall or left in the infield grass after a gnarly crash.
From the looks of it, Daniel Hemric and Micheal Annett got together and Austin Cindric then drove through the grass. He ended up smashing up against the front stretch wall. His car ends up being out of the race. Justin Allgaier ends up with some right-side damage from the whole ordeal.
Everyone in the crash is okay and a restart then happens.
It didn’t seem to affect Allgaier’s game too much. He ends up as No. 2 after the exciting race last night. The first-place finisher was Kyle Busch in his Toyota No. 54.
Yesterday also marked the transition into NBC’s coverage of NASCAR racing. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Paisley were in the booth. They started off the day with some pre-race coverage live from the Peacock Pit Box. Earnhart and Paisley served as hosts for the day. Earnhardt also served as one of the analysts yesterday.
Kyle Busch Success in NASCAR Race
Yesterday marked the 100th Xfinity Series win for Kyle Busch. It was also his fourth win at the Nashville Superspeedway. He won in Nashville during the 2009 Xfinity Series, the Truck series in 2010 and 2011.
“I remember growing up as a kid watching Mark Martin win every week and wondering, ‘Can anybody beat this guy?’ And that was 49 wins. So I just can’t fathom, right now myself, what 100 really means. It’s certainly something I will look back on once all is said and done and I’m in a rocking chair somewhere,” Busch said, according to ESPN.
Despite massive success in the Xfinity Series, this year could be his last. He recently revealed that Joe Gibbs Racing has not yet sold any races for him in 2022. Drivers are only allowed to race five events a season in the Xfinity and Truck Series.
Kyle Busch isn’t everyone’s favorite driver necessarily. In 2009, many fans started to dislike him when he smashed the winner’s Gibson guitar trophy while in Victory Lane. It doesn’t seem like the haters bother him too much, especially with his winning streak.
“I saw a lot of you standing up when Allgaier took the lead, and then a lot of you sat back down when I took the lead,” Busch said to the crowd yesterday.