Johnny Benson lost control after making contact with Casey Mears into turn 3, Benson clipped Bobby Labonte (#18) in the left rear, sending Labonte spinning abruptly and backing into the outside wall at full speed, rupturing the fuel cell and engulfing the car in flames. Bill Elliott (#9) spun while trying to avoid the accident and clipped Mike Wallace (#01). Steve Park and Robby Gordon were also involved.
Labonte suffered minor burns while all other drivers were unharmed.
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