WATCH: Noah Gragson gets pummeled on the racetrack in violent crash

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During the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Talladega Superspeedway, there was a lot of chaos. Poor old Noah Gragson found out the hard way, with 25 laps to go on the scoreboard. Around that time, he was leading the race, but spun around and poked his nose into the outside wall.

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As he slid down, Myatt Snider hit his car and threw it back against the wall. When his car slid down a second time, he was struck again and headed for the infield.

According to replays, Brett Moffitt # 02 was shot by Jeff Burton. Moffitt then tagged an unsuspecting Gragson, and the latter was just a passenger. Later, Santino Ferrucci, CJ McLaughlin and Caesar Baccarella crashed into his car. In the end, he was ranked 30th and DNF in the race.

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How will this crash affect Noah Gragson?

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Of course, that would have huge consequences in the Playoffs fight, especially with Brandon Brown winner. With none of the top 12 winning a single playoff race, things got that much tougher. While Gragson appears to be doing well and there is no lasting damage, it has certainly dented his championship hopes for the time being.

February 27, 2021; Miami, Florida, United States; NASCAR Xfinity Series Driver Noah Gragson (9) exits his wrecked car during the Contender Boats 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

On the positive side, he sits seventh in the table and should theoretically escape elimination in the first round. However, there is still the Xfinity Series race at the Charlotte Roval. This will give the drivers the opportunity to try to avoid the last 4 spots and qualify for the round of 8.

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At the moment, Jeb Burton, Myatt Snider, Riley Herbst and Jeremy Clements are in the most vulnerable positions. However, Noah Gragson and Harrison Burton are also in the bubble, seventh and eighth respectively. Thus, Gragson and Burton will be eager to reach the highest possible position to escape the elimination zone.

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