Chase Drivers Struggle in Opening Race

The 300 did not fair well for half of the chase field. Many drivers will have to dig out of a hole made at Kentucky.


The first chase driver to have issues during the race was Brandon Jones. Jones was collected in one of the numerous spins by Justin Marks. Jones ended up finishing 26th. He currently sits 11th in the chase field, 35 points behind the leader.


Brendan Gaughan and Ryan Sieg scrapped the wall during the race. Gaughan was able to recover from contact with the wall multiple times to finish sixth. He sits third in the chase standings, 14 points behind the leader. Sieges day did not end well. Siege spun to bring out the caution, but was unable to recover finishing 16th. He currently sits 10th in the chase standings, 25 points behind the leader.


Justin Allgaier was the next driver to experience trouble in the race. Allgaier was collected in a spin by Sam Hornish Jr on lap 131. Allgaier was able to recover and finish ninth. He sits sixth in the chase standings, 18 points behind the leader.


Erik Jones and Ty Dillion were the final two chase drivers to be involved in an accident. Jones and Dillon both spun on lap 189. Jones was unable to return to the track. He finished 28th. He currently sits ninth in the chase standings, 23 points behind the leader. However, Dillon’s team was trying to fix the car, but was unable to return to the track because they worked on the car under red flag conditions. Dillion ended up finishing 27th. He currently sits in the 12th spot, 35 points behind the leader.

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