Williams parks Xfinity automobile on start-finish line, walks away

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — A pissed off Josh Williams made an uncommon exit within the caution-marred first stage of NASCAR’s Xfinity Collection race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, leaving his automobile parked on the start-finish line for dramatic impact.

4 cautions coated 26 of 40 laps within the first stage, together with a remaining yellow after particles got here off Williams’ No. 92 Chevrolet and he was ordered to park his automobile.

A pissed off Williams adopted directions, however on his phrases. He parked his automobile on the checkered start-finish line, climbed out and walked towards his pit crew with a wave to the followers, apparently delivered with sarcasm.

Earlier than exiting his automobile, Williams angrily complained to his crew on his radio it was “apparently” NASCAR laws to park your automobile following a wreck “of any form.” Added Williams: “That is some bull you realize what. I’ve by no means heard of this in my life.”

Williams was taken to the infield care middle after which escorted to his staff hauler with out talking to reporters.

It was an ominous begin to a day crammed with cautions within the Atlanta doubleheader of truck and Xfinity races. There have been a race-record 11 cautions in Christian Eckes’ second profession truck sequence win earlier Saturday.

The primary warning within the Xfinity race got here out on solely the second lap following a collision between Ceasar Vacarella and Joev Gase. The second warning adopted solely 10 laps later.


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