First-lap wreck “fairly embarrassing” for Stenhouse
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. failed to finish a lap at Darlington Raceway after crashing after the primary few corners.
Stenhouse admitted he put himself in a nasty spot when racing to the within of Corey LaJoie off Flip 2. Doing so, Stenhouse misplaced management of his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet and slammed nose-first into the within wall on the backstretch.
“Probably not certain entire lot to say there about our first lap, first nook,” stated Stenhouse in a video he posted on his Twitter web page. “Fairly embarrassing for myself, our workforce, my crew guys. I really feel terrible for them; they put loads of laborious work into getting our automobiles prepared and coming all the way in which down right here to Darlington, after which to place myself in a nasty spot. The 32 seemed like he needed to verify up, and I needed to put myself on the within of him and simply put ourselves in a nasty spot, ended our race earlier than it ever began.”
The primary driver to retire from competitors within the Actual Heroes 400, Stenhouse will end 40th. Sunday marked the primary race again for the NASCAR Cup Collection in 10 weeks, having final competed at Phoenix Raceway in early March.
Drivers reported to their automobiles with out household, pals, or workforce representatives, and carrying masks. All pre-race actions have been finished just about with Brad Keselowski and Alex Bowman main the sector to the inexperienced flag. Stenhouse, in his first season with JTG Daugherty, began within the 23rd place.
NASCAR will maintain a second race at Darlington on Wednesday night.
“Wanting ahead to getting again right here on Wednesday to attempt to put a greater run collectively and put this behind us,” stated Stenhouse.