First big wreck of race at Kentucky involves Alex Bowman, Aric Almirola, Jamie McMurray and Kasey Kahne
Jun 28, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT
The first big wreck of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway occurred just past the halfway point.
On Lap 153 of the scheduled 267-lap event on the 1.5-mile tri-oval, Sprint Cup rookie Alex Bowman spun out.
Bowman locked up his brakes and tires, causing a large cloud of smoke that made it difficult for trailing cars to see what was in front of them.
McMurray was then tagged in the rear end by Kasey Kahne, who couldn’t get his car stopped fast enough.
To add insult to injury, McMurray was penalized for coming onto pit road too fast, as well as pitting too soon.
Almirola had evident damage, especially to the right front area of his Ford. Kahne’s damage was minimal to the front end.
The race resumed on Lap 161.
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