Michael McDowell dominated the street course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on his technique to an important victory and solidified a spot within the NASCAR playoffs, but it surely got here with some carnage behind the pack.
One of many incidents on the racetrack got here between A.J. Allmendinger and Ryan Blaney.
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Allmendinger and Blaney have been racing exhausting in one of many turns and the No. 12 driver acquired on the within of the No. 16 and spun him round. Allmendinger went for a experience however was in a position to save his automotive sufficient to keep away from hitting the wall. He acquired again into the race with none important harm.
Whatever the harm, Allmendinger was sizzling.
“If I get again to that 12, he is getting crashed,” Allmendinger mentioned on the radio.
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Blaney completed in thirteenth and Allmendinger in twenty sixth. It was a troublesome race for each drivers as one appeared to take care of place within the NASCAR playoffs standings and the opposite tried to navigate his approach into the highest 16.
Blaney is already into the playoffs because of his victory at Charlotte earlier this 12 months. He completed second in Phoenix and Talladega and third at Dover. The win was Blaney’s first since 2021.
Allmendinger is 87 factors behind Bubba Wallace of the ultimate spot. He’ll by some means must leap Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott, Ty Gibbs and Daniel Suarez to get into the ultimate spot.
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There are two races left earlier than the playoffs start.