Kyle Busch wanted to get the lead from Sam Hornish as the two exited the downhill first corner at Watkins Glen just after taking the green flag in Saturday's Nationwide race.
We'll never know if he would have been able to make the move work.
As Busch attempted to dart to the inside of Hornish, his car snapped around and spun into the tire barrier lining the inside of the run up to the esses. For a moment, it looked like Busch was going to be able to avoid major damage as the field whirred by.
However, Mike Wallace was behind Andrew Ranger and moved to Ranger's inside, where Busch's car was in his path. He had no idea the car was stalled there. They made heavy contact, right front to right front.
Wallace ended up retired from the race in 40th and last place. Busch's team, in the thick of the owner's points championship battle with the Penske Racing No. 22 -- which won the race with Brad Keselowski at the wheel -- fixed the car as best they could and Busch wound up 27th after returning to the race.