Tony Stewart angry with Brett Moffitt after accordion-effect collision
An innocent spin by Matt Kenseth on Lap 129 of Saturday night’s SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway turned into a multi-car incident when Brett Moffitt drove into the back of three-time champion Tony Stewart.
Kenseth was running in the top 10 when the rear of his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota came around at the exit of Turn 2. While Kenseth was able to save the car and avoid further damage, Stewart was not as lucky.
Running at the back of the pack, Stewart was hit in the right rear quarter panel when Moffitt did not slow down in time and hit the outside wall.
Moffitt’s contact with the wall sent him down into Stewart’s right rear. The contact sent Stewart’s right front into the outside wall, causing significant damage to the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet.
After the contact, Stewart was upset with the young driver over the team’s radio.
Each driver involved in the incident was able to continue when the race restarted on Lap 135. Stewart finished 39th, Moffitt 34th and Kenseth sixth. Jimmie Johnson held off Kevin Harvick for the win.