Bump from Jones on key restart knocks Blaney out of contention in XFINITY finale


Erik Jones and Ryan Blaney were having strong runs in Saturday's TheHouse.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series regular-season finale. Jones, the pole sitter, led for 94 laps, Blaney led for 28.

Blaney was in contention with just 7 laps to go when he got bumped by Jones on a restart, knocking him into the wall. You can see from the video above that Jones comes up on Blaney's left rear quarter and makes contact. The 22 car wobbled then smacked the wall, ending Blaney's night.

Jones finished the race, but was out of the hunt for the title as his move against Elliott Sadler on the restart cost him a pass-through penalty. He had to settle for 18th. Justin Allgaier took the checkered for his 2nd win of the season. Kyle Larson finished in 2nd place just 1.7 seconds behind.