Joey Gase took a big impact from Brad Sweet after he stopped on the track to stay out of the way of Brad Teague’s car during Nationwide Series practice on Friday at Bristol.
Gase was on the backstretch pointed diagonally towards the inside wall after trying to avoid Teague’s spinning car. Sweet saw Gase’s car coming off of turn two, but when he stabbed the brakes, he hit them a little too hard and they locked up. That sent Sweet’s car careening into Gase’s.
The impact basically obliterated the back end of Gase’s car and the front end of Sweet’s. (Kevin Harvick sustained some minor damage in the incident.) Sweet, driving for JR Motorsports, has a backup car. Gase, driving for Hamilton Means Racing, a team that shows up to the track most every week but scrapes to get by, didn’t. That means he won’t get to race on Saturday.