Practice came to an early end in the Xfinity Series, leading up to the O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at the Texas Motor Speedway.
About 15 minutes prior to the scheduled ending, Daniel Hemric lost control of his car as it spun into the wall. The crash caused severe damage to the No. 21 Chevy Camaro according to NBC Sports.
This was what the damaged car looked liked:
“Something in the rear end broke and that was it,” Hemric said after being checked and released from the infield medical center. “It’s not ideal by any means, but I have faith in these RCR (Richard Childress Racing) guys will get his back-up car competitive.”
Kyle Larson by far had the fastest car on the track. With his top speed (190.631 mph) more than 2 mph faster than Ryan Blaney (188.488 mph).
Blake Koch, the leader of the first practice session, finished sixth in the final crash shortened practice.
While NASCAR officials did what they could to clean up the mess and allow more practice time. They unfortunately were unable to do so as the NASCAR Cup qualifying session was slated to begin shortly after the practice.