VIDEO: Unseen Footage of Scary NASCAR Crash Missed by the Broadcasters, FOX, Amidst Ongoing Argument

Published 06/19/2022, 3:04 PM EDT
Kyle Rivas

At this point, FOX Sports missing key events in a NASCAR race has become normal. The broadcasting of things has been quite poor this season, of which an example was the Truck race in Knoxville.

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During the race, Jessica Friesen suffered a major crash that meant her truck flipped as it hit the brim. However, this was missed by the cameras of the broadcasters.

This flip, though, was caught by the camera of a fan watching the race in the stands.

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And not just that, the cameras also missed Brett Moffitt going on the side against the wall, almost leading to another flip during a restart.

While Friesen did continue to run the race despite her flip, it was without a doubt an event that fans would’ve wanted to see on the live broadcast because if not for the fan-recorded video or the mentions on social media, nobody would’ve known what happened for a while.

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Who won the NASCAR Truck race at Knoxville?

It was Todd Gilliland who gave his father, David Gilliland, an early Father’s Day present by winning the truck race at Knoxville. “I told him when the race started, all I want for Father’s Day is that trophy,” the elder Gilliland said.

“We’ll be taking it home on the plane with us.” 

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KNOXVILLE, IOWA – JULY 09: Todd Gilliland, driver of the #38 Frontline Enterprises Inc. Ford, waves to fans during driver intros prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corn Belt 150 presented by Premier Chevy Dealers at Knoxville Raceway on July 09, 2021 in Knoxville, Iowa. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Gilliland emphasized how much he loves the trucks, that it felt like he has “ran here forever,” which makes coming back to the Truck Series and winning a race something “so special.” 

He added how the Cup Series is tough as it is racing every single week.

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“I’ve had like a million people ask me, ‘Is this really what you want to do on your off week?,’” he continued, Absolutely. Nothing beats racing. I tell everyone I’m young, and I wish I could do this every single week of the year.”

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Shaharyar Khan Chauhan

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Shaharyar is an F1 & NASCAR writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism from Amity University, he has been a passionate follower of motorsports for a better part of the decade. A Max Verstappen and Ferrari supporter, he dreams of a pairing of the two in future.

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