NASCAR Explains Ambulance Incident

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Unfortunately for Matt Kenseth he made contact with Clint Bowyer’s car hard enough to cause damage and exit the race. (Photo: Getty Images)

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NASCAR officials provided details about the incident that saw an ambulance on at the entrance pit road cause an accident in Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway.

Danica Patrick’s spin after contact from Austin Dillon on lap 256 brought out caution in the race. But when cars came to pit road after it was opened, an ambulance was there causing an accordion effect as drivers hit their brakes and swerved to avoid the vehicle.

Unfortunately for Matt Kenseth he made contact with Clint Bowyer’s car hard enough to cause damage and exit the race.

After the race, NASCAR vice president of competition Scott Miller provided details from the sanctioning body’s view on what happened.

“Stop, pretty simple stop,” Miller said when asked what officials in the tower told the driver when seeing the ambulance on track.

The ambulance did come to a halt but it was not right away according to NASCAR.

“He didn’t stop when he was told to,” Miller said.

“It happened very very quickly and it’s the race director in charge of pit road opened and closed and it’s the track services and safety crews in charge of the other. We didn’t sync up tonight and we will make sure we don’t let that happen again.”

 

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