Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman and Sam Hornish Jr. were collected in a crash while racing for position with 56 laps to go in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta.
Contact between Johnson's right rear and Hornish's left front fender triggered the crash and Newman, who was between Hornish and the wall, had nowhere to go.
Hornish, who had run in the top 10 for most of the evening, bounced back to finish 11th, while the crash was a blow to Newman's Chase hopes. One of the drivers contending for the Wild Card to get into the Chase, Newman now faces a win to get in scenario at Richmond.
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