Six cars involved in crash during opening round
A six-car wreck brought out a red flag during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
Drivers involved included Daniel Suarez, Landon Cassill, Harrison Rhodes, Blake Koch, Carlos Contreras and Tanner Berryhill.
The pileup came about at the end of the second group participating in the first round of group qualifying before the season-opening Alert Today Florida 300, 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.
The melee also stirred up sentiment from drivers that the new knockout qualifying format is not suited for tracks like Daytona.
“This is not what it needs to be,” Kyle Busch said to FOX Sports 1 about group qualifying shortly after the wreck. “Somehow, someway, this isn’t right.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted that he hoped everyone was OK following the wreck as his team waited to see if it would make the race.
Shortly after the wreck qualifying was put on hold due to bad weather in the area but resumed about 40 minutes later.
This article was originally posted on NASCAR.com and can be found here.
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