WATCH: Chandler Smith causes multi-car pile-up at final stage of Sonoma Xfinity race

The Sonoma Xfinity race featured multiple crashes.

WATCH: Chandler Smith causes multi-car pile-up at final stage of Sonoma Xfinity race

Chandler Smith (Via IMAGO)

Kaulig Racing Shane van Gisbergen secured consecutive Xfinity Series race win on Saturday at Sonoma Road Course racing surviving some dramatic moments. While the Kiwi driver was charging towards the win on the final stages of the race, behind him it was total chaos that took out a lot of cars from the race.

In a restart with just 30 laps left in the race, Chandler Smith was turned coming out of the corner. This caused a mega crash that collected most of the cars that were running outside the top-9. While the leading pack was making their way to the finish line, the turn became a parking lot with cars coming to a stop by hitting onto back of their rival’s bumper.

According to the official list, the incident featured Ty Gibbs, Jeb Burton, Ed Jones, Kyle Weatherman, Ryan Sieg Josh Williams, Chandler Smith, Brandon Jones and more.  Out of the 12 cars that were involved four drivers DNFed, including stage two winner Gibbs and Willaims who have had fast car throughout the day.

The race marked another disappointing day for Chandler Smith in the No:81 Joe Gibbs Racing machinery after a flying start to the season. In the first seven races of the season his worst finish was a P8 and had two race wins. But in the last seven races since then, he has scored just two top-10 finishes, casting doubt on his championship hopes.

Ryan Sieg and Parker Retzlaff were involved in a heated clash after the race

It wasn’t a surprise to see drivers throwing shade at each other and calling them out because of the big one after the race at Sonoma. Ryan Sieg and Parker Retzlaff, who were involved in the big one had a heated exchange after the race.

Ryan Sieg
Ryan Sieg ( Image via IMAGO)

Their fight though was over a late spin incident that ruined both of their races. They were spotted shouting at each other saying “s**k it up.” The incident cost Sieg a potential top-10 finish; hence he can’t be blamed for being frustrated.

The incident filled race did left some bad taste in the mouths of the fans. But the race had some good racing moments and with the win of fan favourite SVG, some of those bad vibes were wiped out as well.

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