Though the first 26 races of the NASCAR season seem to be all about making the Chase, they’re also about preparing for the 10 races in the championship itself – particularly at the eight Chase tracks which have return visits.
So what happens when a Chase driver crashes in one of those races? In June, the Dover race was only nine laps old when this went down:
As you can see, defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart caught a piece of the wreck and sustained damage to his No. 14 car.