After making contact with the wall, Jamie McMurray lost a right rear tire on Lap 213 of the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and hit the wall.
Chase Elliott was committed to the high line and piled into the back of McMurray’s car – in much the same fashion as the Kevin Harvick / Erik Jones accident. Both cars sustained enough damage to keep them from finishing the race.
McMurray made contact with the wall while battling for fifth-place with Ryan Blaney.
“There was no smoke inside the car and the spotter said that he couldn’t see any smoke,” McMurray said after the incident on NBCSN. “Typically it will run a while, but I’m assuming the right rear tire must have rubbed a hole in it.”
Elliott will be the third playoff contender to fall out of the first playoff race. He entered the seeded eighth among the 16 playoff drivers.
Elliott complained of pain in his left shoulder as he exited the car.
“I guess it just go caught in the wheel,” Elliott said. “It popped really big and then I got stopped and got messing with it and it popped really big again. All good now and we’ll try to rebound next week.”