‘Glad Everyone Is Ok’ – NASCAR Drivers React to Pile-Up During Dover Xfinity Race

Published 05/17/2021, 1:06 PM EDT
Apr 18, 2021; Richmond, Virginia, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Briscoe (14) races NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Cindric (33) during the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports


During the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover, there was a bit of a nasty incident. Jesse Little got tagged and spun towards the inside, hitting the wall. Josh Williams spun and hit the outside wall before his car drifted back down to the inside. Trouble came in threes when Matt Jaskol also spun towards the inside and clattered the wall.

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Things then took a turn for the worse when Jaskol’s car found itself resting on top of Little’s #78 car. The former later said on Twitter, “Always frustrating to get taken out when you’re doing everything right but when you don’t get to qualify and you start in the back these are the kind of things that can happen.

“I hate saying it but it is what it is and that’s racing. Glad everyone is ok. On to the next!”

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The good news was that the three of them were able to walk away unscathed. Without a doubt, it was a very scary accident, considering that Jaskol’s car was on top of Little’s.

Obviously, the three drivers would be disappointed to see their races end prematurely. However, they will be glad to walk away with minimal injuries.

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While all that drama was going on, Austin Cindric stormed to Victory Lane. Josh Berry, Justin Allgaier, and AJ Allmendinger made it three Chevrolets in the Top 5, with Ty Gibbs in fifth place. Speaking of Josh Berry, he managed to bag the Xfinity Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus check.

DOVER, DELAWARE – OCTOBER 05: Michael Annett, driver of the #1 TMC Transportation Chevrolet, leads Brandon Brown, driver of the #86 Jabs Construction Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Use Your Melon Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The incident involving Little, Williams, and Jaskol even brought out a red flag. That crash was just one of eight caution periods, but there were none, once Cindric hit the front. From there, he ran uninterrupted until the checkered flag. It is worth mentioning that this is Cindric’s third win of the 2021 Xfinity Series season.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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