Race Weekend Central

Rain, Snow & Sleet Delays Xfinity Race in Las Vegas

The action barely got underway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when rain started to fall on the track.

Then the rain turned into sleet and slight snow.

As a result, NASCAR brought the cars down pit road and showed the red flag.

In the roughly 15 laps before that, AJ Allmendinger got out in front of Josh Berry while others race behind them. But the big story happened further back.

See also
Christopher Bell Wins 1st Career Cup Series Pole for Pennzoil 400

Ty Gibbs was behind Ryan Sieg just outside the top 10 when Gibbs got close to Sieg’s rear bumper. The No. 39 got loose a bit and Gibbs tagged Sieg, which sent him sideways and into the outside wall. Sieg incurred heavy damage to the right rear and had to pit early in the race for repairs.

The caution then came out for Brennan Poole, whose engine blew.

After another caution for debris, the rain and snow came and drivers went to pit road.

Sieg made his way to Gibbs during the delay to talk about the on-track incident. FOX Sports interviewed both drivers afterward, and both had very different feelings.

Allmendinger led over Berry, Daniel Hemric, Noah Gragson and Sam Mayer before the race went back to yellow flag conditions.

About the author

Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

Sign up for the Frontstretch Newsletter

A daily email update (Monday through Friday) providing racing news, commentary, features, and information from Frontstretch.com
We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.

1 Comment
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Echo

Dang Ryan, your 35 years old and been around a long time. Why in the world would you admit on tv that your going to retaliate. Then you mess that up and take out two innocent cars. Wonder how bad Nascar is going to handle this. Salt to the wound, Gibbs won.

Share via