Bizarre Incident Takes Out Kenseth

NASCAR

"Not really sure why pit road was open with an ambulance parked there, but everybody stopped and I didn’t see it in time and ran into the car in front of me.” (Photo: Getty Images)

Share:

See Also: NASCAR Explains Ambulance Incident

Matt Kenseth’s chance to win Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway ended in a bizarre incident with an ambulance at the entrance of pit road.

Danica Patrick spun after contact with Austin Dillon on lap 256 to bring out caution in Saturday’s final race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. NASCAR opened pit road and as cars dove in for service they encountered an ambulance near the opening.

It set off a chain reaction with Kenseth making contact to the back of Clint Bowyer’s car, severely damaging his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

Kenseth went into the garage and could not return ending his night.

“Well we were all just kind of coming to pit road and I saw an ambulance sitting there and so I looked left of the ambulance at the same time (Jason) Hedlesky (spotter) yelled at everyone to stop there was an ambulance just sitting there,” Kenseth explained.

“It was an accordion effect and I just couldn’t get stopped. Not really sure why pit road was open with an ambulance parked there, but everybody stopped and I didn’t see it in time and ran into the car in front of me.”

NASCAR said they would look into the situation. 

“We were pretty decent early on and kind of lost the handle again kind of like the last race once we got back in traffic. I shouldn’t have been back there to start with and maybe I wouldn’t have gotten in a wreck,” Kenseth said.

There was good news for Kenseth who despite ending his night in strange fashion was still able to qualify for the playoffs.

Related Topics:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup

Next MRN Broadcast

On Air Now
Sep. 19, 2017 12:00 PM ET

Upcoming Cup Broadcasts

© 2017 MRN. All Rights Reserved

FacebookTwitterDiggDeliciousLinkedInGoogle BookmarksYahoo BookmarksLive (MSN)

ISC Track Sites