Photos: A 'Perfect Storm' in Bristol

August, 23, 2012
Bristol, but not Connecticut. Tennessee, where a spin by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Ryan Newman turned into a 13-car pileup -- with John Smith getting especially airborne -- during the (aptly titled, apparently) Whelen Modified Tour's UNOH Perfect Storm 150.

The good news: No one was hurt. Newman, Smith & Co. were able to drive away. And hey -- Ron Silk took the checkered flag.

Check out the photos:

UnohTyler Barrick/Getty ImagesSmith's No. 25 flies over the field after Newman's spin started the jam.
Whelen Modified Tour UNOH Perfect Storm 150 Tyler Barrick/Getty Images/NASCARSmith kept flying and the cars kept colliding, but again -- no major injuries.
Ryan NewmanTyler Barrick/Getty Images/NASCARNewman was able to drive away, but later found himself with only three tires.
loose tireJohn Harrelson/Getty ImagesMaybe this was No. 4? (It wasn't.)
checkered flagJason Smith - Pool/Getty Images/NASCARThe race did restart, and ended with Ron Silk taking the checkered flag.



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