On Friday night, 18-year-old Kaz Grala became the youngest NASCAR truck series driver to win at Daytona, and thanks to some pretty damn good fortune in the race’s final seconds.
NASCAR.Com explains more:
Receiving a push from teammate Ben Rhodes, Matt Crafton looked poised to win his first race at Daytona International Speedway in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ NextEra Energy Resources 250. But a 12-truck melee on the final lap sent Crafton’s No. 88 ThorSport Toyota flying, leaving room for polesitter Kaz Grala, in his No. 33 GMS Racing Chevrolet, for his first Camping World Truck Series career victory.
Here’s video of the crash, which includes Matt Crafton’s car going airborne like a scene out of a movie:
*extreme Waylon Jennings voice* "Them Duke boys are at it again…" pic.twitter.com/CMmFButD6O
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 25, 2017
— Nick DeGroot (@ndegroot89) February 25, 2017
Thankfully, Crafton is fine, but is surely quite peeved to have his race end like that after leading before the crash.