Jun 8, 2014, 2:51 PM EDT
You would think that with one of the wider pit roads on the NASCAR circuit, there’d be little chance of an incident between cars at Pocono Raceway.
Not so during Sunday’s Pocono 400.
Jimmie Johnson and his No. 48 Chevrolet were trying to exit his pit stall on Lap 74, when he made contact with the No. 9 Ford of Marcos Ambrose, who was attempting to get into his pit stall, two spots ahead of Johnson’s.
Instead, Ambrose spun Johnson’s car – ironically enough, into Ambrose’s pit stall.
Johnson’s car got the worst of the incident, suffering damage to the right front end. Ambrose’s left front damage was not as bad.
After pushing his car back to its pit stall, Johnson’s team did minimal repair on the pit stop, not wanting to keep him in the pits any longer than needed. But Johnson is back on the track and has complained that the front end is out of whack.
Johnson brought the car back into the pits for further repairs on Lap 81 when Dave Blaney spun, bringing out another caution.
Ambrose was able to continue on and doesn’t appear to be adversely affected by the incident.
Follow me @JerryBonkowski
Video from NASCAR America
- Roger Penske defends Keselowski, says other drivers “jealous” of his success 0
- What now if your favorite driver is eliminated from Chase? 1
- Brad Keselowski wins at Talladega on 2nd G-W-C attempt, advances in Chase 10
- UPDATED: Chase contender Kyle Busch back on track after Lap 102 crash (VIDEO) 0
- Faced with must-win scenarios, Earnhardt, Johnson lead halfway at Talladega 0
- Surprising revelation: Dale Jr. admits he coasted earlier in his career — ‘I just rested on my legacy and last name’ 0
- With nothing left to do but win, Dale Earnhardt Jr. faces Talladega with optimism 0