September 24, 2022

A major wreck during Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America led to a heated war of words between Noah Gragson and Sage Karam.

The tension began to mount after Gragson’s No.9 Chevrolet made contact with Karam’s No.45 Chevrolet as the drivers battled for position at the start of the final stage of Lap 25. As the two descended straight into Turn 4, Gragson appeared to turn intentionally right into Karam’s left gate, setting off a massive 13-car pileup amid a plume of dust and smoke.

The race was ultimately won by Ty Gibbs of Joe Gibbs Racing who outlasted defending Cup Series champion Kyle Larson after an overtime restart. Gragson finished the day in eighth place while Karam placed 31st.