Tonight’s Sprint Cup Coke 600 is often referred to as NASCAR’s ultimate test of endurance, Unfortunately for Ryan Blaney, his car reminded me less of a World Endurance Championship racer and more of, erm, the least reliable engine in Formula One. Since when does Renault make Ford V8s?!

Sorry, Blaney. Tonight is not your night. Blaney retired with only 100 laps to go of Charlotte Motor Speedway, but not without releasing the most impressively catastrophic smoke screen of the day.


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