So, we have seen a number of photo finishes in Nascar, F1 and anywhere where ...
So, we have seen a number of photo finishes in Nascar, F1 and anywhere where something races. However, this time we have quite an incredible photo finish happening just after a huge crash a lap before the end of a Nascar race. A NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series race at the Texas Motor Speedway ended up in total chaos one lap before the end.
When the judges dropped the flag, the race had to end in that lap and two cars fighting for the first position were tied. Christopher Bell was just barely ahead of Chase Briscoe at the finish line and photo finish actually revealed that the first to cross the line was Christopher Bell.
But it is not all this simple.
Here is Jalopnik’s explanation to make it all a bit clearer:
The field was already under a restart when Austin Wayne Self lost control of his truck and sent Peters flipping across the infield. With one lap to go when Peters’ big crash happened, it was too close to the end to call another restart.
NASCAR determined the winner to be not who crossed the start finish line for the last lap first, but who was ahead when the (ultimately race-ending) caution flag was dropped. The clean-up needed for the crash was too big to restart without a major delay for just one lap, anyway.
Christopher Bell was just barely ahead of Chase Briscoe at the finish line and when the race was paused (and ultimately stopped) for Peters’ big crash, and thus, Bell was declared the winner.
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