World News

Williams parks the Xfinity car at the start-finish line and drives away

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — A frustrated Josh Williams made an unusual exit during the cautious first leg of NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, leaving his car parked at the start line for dramatic effect .

Four warnings covered 26 of the 40 laps of the first stage, including a final caution after debris broke loose from Williams’ No. 92 Chevrolet and he was ordered to park.

A frustrated Williams followed instructions, but on his terms. He parked his car at the checkerboard start-finish line, got out and walked towards his team in the pits with a wave to the fans, seemingly delivered with sarcasm.

Before getting out of his car, Williams angrily complained to his crew over his radio that it was “apparently” NASCAR regulations to park your vehicle after a wreck “of any kind.” Williams added: “He’s a bull you know what. I’ve never heard of that in my life.”

Williams was taken to the field care center and then escorted to his team carrier without speaking to reporters.

It was an ominous start to a caution-filled day in Atlanta’s dual title of truck racing and Xfinity. There was a race record 11 cautions in Christian Eckes’ second win in the truck series earlier on Saturday.

The first Xfinity race warning only came out on lap two following a collision between Ceasar Vacarella and Joev Gase. The second warning did not follow until 10 laps later.


AP Auto Racing: and


Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button