Trouble starts early at Talladega

Brian Scott and Michael Waltrip taken out in early wreck.

Coming off of his career-best second-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway in the XFINITY Series, Brian Scott completed just 18 laps in the Sprint Cup race when his engine blew entering Turn 2 on Sunday. 

As Scott’s car spun sideways, Michael Waltrip plowed into him. 

“There was nothing I could do,” Waltrip said. “I kept my car going straight.” 

Waltrip was piloting the No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota. 

Scott radioed to the crew that he was “fine”. 

“We blew up guys,” said Scott, who was driving the No.  33 Chevy.  “It won’t crank or nothing.”

Scott, 27, was seen and released from the infield care center. He was making his third Sprint Cup race of the season. 

Fire, fire

During the first caution period, Ryan Newman's car caught fire on pit road during a routine pit stop. 

Team owner Richard Childress asked the team what happened. A crewman replied, "Plugged the second can in there and spilled some fuel...It wasn't a tremendous amount of fuel but it caused a pretty big blaze there."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Michael Waltrip , Ryan Newman , Brian Scott
Article type Race report
Tags mwr, rcr