While Kyle Larson and Ryan Newman each got points penalties for their cars failing post-race inspection after the Sprint Cup Series’ Southern 500 on Sunday night, two Truck Series drivers who tangled during that afternoon’s race weren’t officially sanctioned by NASCAR.
Cole Custer and John Hunter Nemechek made contact while racing for the win on the last lap at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. After bumping Custer, Nemechek drove him off the track and the two careened off the wall and through the grass towards the finish line.
Here’s how John Hunter Nemechek won the Truck race. pic.twitter.com/UCrJ3vj9Bt
— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) September 4, 2016
Nemechek was declared the winner because his truck crossed the finish line first. As he was waiting for the checkered flag as NASCAR was reviewing the race results, Custer sprinted at Nemechek and tackled him.
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