Drivers in NASCAR run the risk of an accident more so than those in almost any other racing series. The combination of high speed and dense packs of cars can make for some truly interesting, but dangerous, racing. A mishap claims a drivers shot at winning almost every race weekend, and this past Sunday, it was Team Chevy driver Kevin Harvick’s turn.
Well into the race, Harvick’s No.4 Chevrolet SS blew its engine and began smoking, leaving a blinding trail of smoke on the track until the malfunction caused him to crash into a wall. To make matters worse, Harvick had worked his way up to fourth place until his engine decided to throw in the towel with only 50 laps to go, ruining his shot at a podium finish.
There is always next time, Kevin.