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A crash in the final stage of the Pure Michigan 400 has eliminated playoff driver Kasey Kahne and playoff contender Daniel Suarez from the race.


Kahne collided with rookie Daniel Suarez on Lap 140, and the collision was severe enough to destroy Kahne’s car.

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Kahne has already qualified for the postseason, so luckily for him the wreck won’t impact his playoff chances.

Suarez led earlier in the race, but the crash with Kahne certainly wasn’t what he needed.

Suarez said Kahne went up “a little too soon” for his liking, which caused the wreck between the two. Suarez said he and his team will need to regroup and come back stronger next week.

Suarez had four straight top-10 finishes heading into Sunday’s race.

Crash eliminates two contenders during the final stage at Michigan NASCAR on NBC/Twitter
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Cole Frederick is from a small town in Alabama, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in journalism. He loves all sports - especially football and basketball - and quotes The Office frequently.
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