The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series had a rare weekend off, putting the spotlight on a wild finish Sunday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.
In the opening race of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Playoffs at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Kyle Busch Motorsports drivers Noah Gragson and Todd Gilliland crashed in the final turn coming to the checkered flag. Justin Haley emerged the winner, his second career victory.
Gragson, who had been stalking Gilliland on the final lap, drawing ever closer, drove inside Gilliland’s No. 4 Toyota in the final turn, spinning out both drivers.
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Gragson finished ninth, while Gilliland finished 11th. Teammates or not, Gilliland was very upset after the incident.
“I’d go fight him right now, but I can’t,” Gilliland said after the race (via NASCAR.com). “I’m extremely mad.”
Gragson apologized for the incident.
“We were racing for the win,” Gragson said. “I apologize to Todd, the No. 4 team, everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports. We’re in the playoffs and I’m trying to get a win. That one’s on me. ”