Confusion and Mayhem at New Smyrna as Gilliland Wins K&N

Ronnie Bassett, Jr. appeared to have won the Jet Tools 150 NASCAR K&N Series race at New Smyrna after contact on what was thought to be the final lap of the race sent pole winner Todd Gilliland and Spencer Davis crashing. However its Gilliland in victory lane as it appears the race was already supposed to have been over at it’s regularly scheduled distance the lap before.

NASCAR released the following statement: “As tonight’s K&N Pro Series East race neared the conclusion of the advertised distance, there was a delay in the appropriate flags being displayed to the field. As a result, the race continued for an additional lap beyond the scheduled 150 laps, during which a wreck occurred involving cars at the front of the field. Per the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Rule Book Section 10-2.11.B, the official results of the race reverted to the running order at the completion of lap 150, the advertised distance. NASCAR will review the circumstances surrounding the finish and take steps to avoid a recurrence.”

NASCAR Home Tracks and Speed51.com were live blogging from the race and here are some quotes from the three players in the finish courtesy of their coverage.  To view the continuing live coverage CLICK HERE

Photo by Speed51.com
Photo by Speed51.com

Spencer Davis: “We go into three and Ronnie Bassett, I don’t know what line he saw but he must have saw something. He was down on the flat. It’s unfortunate. He just ran us both over, man.”

Photo by Speed51.com
Photo by Speed51.com

Ronnie Bassett, Jr.: “I really don’t know what happened. The two leaders got together in three and four and off four all of us were racing for the win. We crossed the line first and now they say we finished third or second or whatever it is. It is what it is and we’ll on to the next one.”

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Photo by Speed51.com

Todd Gilliland: “It was crazy. I don’t really know what happened, but it all ended up being okay for us. I pulled in third and they told me to go to victory lane.”

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