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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – For as long as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been racing at Watkins Glen International, safety on the road course has come up time and time again with the breakneck speeds and narrow confines of the track and Sunday’s running of the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen saw the safety conversation rear its head once more following a vicious crash on lap 56 of the 90 lap event. The crash saw Ryan Newman spin into the tire barrier that lined the backstretch and then get vaulted back onto the track in front of oncoming traffic and then subsequently made contact with Michael McDowell’s No. 95 car, which catapulted McDowell’s car into the ARMCO barrier and catch fence on the opposite side of the track, destroying both cars and damaging the barriers and leading to a one hour and 21 minute red flag stoppage of the race. RELATED: Horrifying Crash Involving Ryan Newman Brings Out Red Flag At Watkins Glen — VIDEO During the red flag, a number of drivers voiced their opinions on the...

Ryan Newman, Michael McDowell involved in violent crash at Watkins Glen

Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell were two cars who received severe damage in a crash on lap 57 at Watkins Glen International on Sunday during the running of the Cheez-It 355. Newman’s car made contact with the back of Greg Biffle’s and hit a wall and tire barrier between turns five and six. Once the No. 31 car came back across the track it was hit by McDowell’s No. 95 Ford...

VIDEO: Horrifying Crash Involving Ryan Newman Brings Out Red Flag At Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - On lap 56 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Cheez-It 355 at Watkins Glen International all hell broke loose. Greg Biffle slipped slightly off track just in front of Ryan Newman’s No. 31 Chevrolet. When Biffle corrected his car back onto the racing surface, he had slowed slightly and he knocked Newman, who was running just behind him sideways. Newman spun and...

Massive wreck leads to lengthy red-flag delay at Watkins Glen

A massive incident during Sunday's Cheez-It 355 at The Glen collected Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell, damaging the guardrail and bringing out the red flag on Lap 56. The incident occurred when Greg Biffle got off track exiting the carousel just ahead of Newman's No. 31 Chevrolet. As Biffle gathered his car up, Newman had no place to go and his car spun hard into the inside...

VIDEO: Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell wreck at Watkins Glen

Newman and McDowell crash hard at The Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell have crashed hard in the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International, causing a stoppage just past the midpoint of the 90-lap race. The violent wreck Sunday occurred coming out of a sweeping right turn leading to the backstretch on the 2.45-mile road course. Greg Biffle clipped the rear end of Newman's No. 31, setting...

This Will Stop A Race Cold

((HT: FoxSportsWorld/NASCAR))The stock cars are at Watkins Glen going 355 miles before they're done...But, this put a halt to the action on Lap 57Thankfully, both Ryan Newman and Michael McDowell both got out of their cars after a little cleaning up, but the race and the track are still looking at over 30 laps to go when the red flag is pulled back from the tower...As of 4:05...
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