Bowyer, Dale Jr. involved in multi-car wreck at Miami – Nascar

Clint Bowyer‘s loose No. 15 Toyota started a multi-car wreck during the season finale on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway shortly after a restart on Lap 45, forcing the fourth caution of the day.

 

The other cars invovled were the No. 88 of Dale Earnhardt Jr., the No. 33 of Ty Dillon, the No. 55 of David Ragan and the No. 43 of Aric Almirola, who took his Ford to the garage. (Almirola returned to the race 55 laps down.)

 

“We wrecked pretty good,” Dale Jr. told his crew after getting clipped by Ragan’s Toyota. 

 

Before the race’s start, the Hendrick Motorsports wheelman was upfront saying he would assist in any way with helping Jeff Gordon attain his fifth title. After a trip down pit road, Earnhardt returned to the race several laps down.

 

The Ford EcoBoost 400 is the final race for Michael Waltrip Racing who fields teams for both Bowyer and Ragan.

 

Bowyer’s day ended early and he told NBC from the garage, “I don’t know what the hell happened. I was kind of optimistic about the race. We made a pit stop there and the car was just a way big handful there. I don’t know, I was coming off of (Turn) 2 there and Ty (Dillon) kind of got squirrely and I tried to stay off of him and my car got loose and I just couldn’t catch it.

“I don’t know, we just lost the handling on our car big-time there. Unfortunately ended — you hate to end this way. I wanted to end on a strong note for everybody at MWR. Appreciate all of their hard work and efforts all these years but unfortunately it’s over.”

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