Contact can be a rare occasion on your standard 1.5-mile NASCAR track because fields often become single file, meaning pit road can turn into the main source for traffic jams. One of those jams occurred early on in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, roughing up two favorites to win in the process.
When pulling down pit road for the rain-induced competition caution on lap 30, the No. 48 of Jimmie Johnson gave reigning Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch a bit of a nudge. The collision wasn’t serious for either driver, with minor damage on the front end of Johnson’s car and on rear of Busch’s No. 18.
But both drivers are currently running in the top 10, with Johnson in sixth and Busch right behind him in seventh on lap 130. If anything, the collision probably knocked something into place.