The comedown came quick for Richard Childress Racing’s Brian Scott at Talladega Superspeedway.
Just hours after he’d claimed his inaugural Sprint Cup pole for tomorrow’s Aaron’s 499, Scott was involved in an eight-car incident on Lap 62 of today’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312.
Scott was tapped in the left-rear bumper in Turn 3 by Trevor Bayne, which sent him into another car on the inside and then back up into the wall to collect Bayne, Brendan Gaughan, and Ty Dillon. Also involved in the incident were early race leader Ryan Reed, Kyle Larson, Robert Richardson and Mike Harmon.
Neither Scott or Childress were pleased with Bayne’s driving. Some of the reporters at Talladega were able to capture their frustration over the team radio.
“Anybody that’s done superspeedway racing [knows] you can’t do that,” Scott said later to ESPN. “It turns them immediately…Stupid move, and at halfway through the race, there was no need for it.
“It wrecked a lot of good cars [and] tore up a lot of stuff, and it’s unfortunate when you’re a victim of stupidity…I hated it. That Chevrolet was feeling good out front.”
We’ll have more on today’s race later on MotorSportsTalk.
EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.
As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.
NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.
Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.
So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads
Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.
MORE: Dakar Rally daily stages schedule, NBCSN broadcast schedule, list of all competitors.
MORE: Stage 14 overall Rally wrapup
MORE: Stage 13 wrapup
MORE: Stage 12 wrapup
MORE: Stage 11 wrapup
MORE: Stage 10 wrapup
MORE: Stage 9 cancelled due to weather, impassible course conditions
MORE: Stage 8 wrapup
MORE: Stage 7 wrapup
MORE: Stage 6 wrapup
MORE: Stage 5 wrapup
MORE: Stage 4 wrapup
MORE: Stage 3 wrapup
MORE: Stage 2 wrapup
MORE: Stage 1 wrapup