Dale Earnhardt Jr & Fans Slam the NASCAR Drivers for Their Embarrassing “Logjam” Incident in Chicago
This Sunday, NASCAR fans witnessed one of the most eventful races of the season at the Chicago Street Race. Trackhouse Racing driver Shane Van Gisbergen eventually won the race.
Meanwhile, one incident on lap 49 grabbed all the headlines, as there was a huge pile-up of cars. Dale Earnhardt Jr and the fans criticized the drivers for this embarrassing incident.
The eventful Chicago Race
Due to heavy rain, the race started an hour late; moreover, it was reduced from 100 laps to 75 laps. The rain certainly made things interesting, as many drivers failed to control their cars. After multiple restarts, Kiwi driver Shane Van Gisbergen won the race after a feisty battle with Justin Haley in the final few laps.
The lap 49 incident
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At Turn 11, there was a 90-degree turn to the right from Michigan Avenue onto Jackson Drive. During lap 49, William Byron spun and hit the tirewall. Trying to avoid Byron, Kevin Harvick, and Corey LaJoie also spun and blocked one side of the road completely. This led to 14 cars stacking up against one another. Dale Earnhardt Jr said, “There is a stack up and too narrow for everybody to go… You gotta go right. There are seven cars sitting, and nowhere to go.”
Fans started calling it a “logjam” incident. One fan took to Twitter and wrote, “When a nascar driver has to turn right.” Another fan wrote, “Embarrassing.” One user said, “Lol, this is so trash compared to F1. These guys take one right turn and struggle.” Another user said, “Normal rush hour traffic jam.”
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