Kyle Larson spins, collects Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex Jr. at Michigan

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BROOOKLYN, Michigan – Seven laps, two wrecks. It looks like this is going to be a looonnnngggg race in Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.

After Brian Vickers and Travis Kvapil got together coming out of Turn 4 in Lap 1, six laps later there was a three-car wreck between Kyle Larson, Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex Jr.

It looked like Larson lost control on what appears to be a very slick racetrack, and Kahne and Truex couldn’t avoid the aftermath.

Kahne suffered minor damage and was able to take part in the subsequent restart, although he was in 36th place.

At this rate, we may not have any cars left by the time we get to Lap 50.  Just kidding!

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Social roundup: Racing world largely outraged by Verstappen penalty

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The discussion over Max Verstappen’s post-race five-second time penalty assessed in Sunday’s United States Grand Prix, issued when he tried to the inside of Kimi Raikkonen at the Turns 16, 17 and 18 carousel complex at Circuit of The Americas, will roll on far beyond today.

The debate today largely centered over consistency in adjudication and application of the rules, track limits themselves (always a sore subject at COTA given its wide runoff areas) or whether there should be permanent stewards.

In the immediate aftermath, though, Twitter lit up with outrage over Verstappen being assessed a five-second post-race time penalty.

Here’s a mere sampling of the reaction, below.