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Thursday, August 23, 2012
Photos: A 'Perfect Storm' in Bristol

By Playbook Visuals

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:

Unoh
Smith's No. 25 flies over the field after Newman's spin started the jam.
Whelen Modified Tour UNOH Perfect Storm 150
Smith kept flying and the cars kept colliding, but again -- no major injuries.
Ryan Newman
Newman was able to drive away, but later found himself with only three tires.
loose tire
Maybe this was No. 4? (It wasn't.)
checkered flag
The race did restart, and ended with Ron Silk taking the checkered flag.