The team Penske racer, Joey Logano had crashed into his teammate Brad Keselowski soon after the race started. The rain was falling down since early morning and due to poor weather conditions, NASCAR decided to postpone the start of the race.
The race in Bristol was delayed because of a car accident.
The team Penske racer, Joey Logano had crashed into his teammate Brad Keselowski soon after the race started.
The rain was falling down since early morning and due to poor weather conditions, NASCAR decided to postpone the start of the race. But after an hour of waiting, the rain had stopped and around 1:30 PM, a couple of Air Titans were sent outside to dry the half-mile racing track. And around 2:30 PM, in spite of sinister weather forecast, NASCAR managers started the race.
Everything went fine during the first 19 of 500 laps, but on the twentieth lap, when Brad Keselowski was outstripping the slower cars when he lost control of his car and Joey Logano’s car that was right after him, ran into Keselowskie’s car and both cars had spun off the track. Both vehicles received substantial damage and Logano instantly took his car to the garage for mending. Luckily the rest of the traffic wasn’t affected.
Don’t know what happened. I just lost control. Sorry, guys.
– Radioed Keselowski.
Soon after the accident, as the skies opened up again, NASCAR stopped the race on the 22 lap to prevent further incidents.
It had been raining from the start of the race, well, in fact it has been misting since the start. And I’m not sure if the rain was the true reason for this accident. The track itself wasn’t completely dry and the accidental rain pouring from time to time. I’d like if the rain was the reason for this crash, but honestly, I don’t know. I hate racing in such weather conditions, but on the other side I understand the NASCAR leadership. This is one of those times, when the race will be falling and falling down, so we are trying to race as much as we can. But when you’re racing in the rain, that can lead to the sad consequences that we have seen earlier
– Said Keselowski in the interview.