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Nick Schwartz

NASCAR fans react to outrageous 3-wide photo finish at Atlanta

The re-imagining of Atlanta Motor Speedway to turn it into a pseudo-Daytona has created some wild races in recent years, but the Cup Series’ best just delivered one of the closest finishes we’ve ever seen on Sunday evening, with three drivers crossing the line simultaneously.

At the end of a chaotic 400-mile race that featured several huge accidents, Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch and Daniel Suarez went three-wide on the final lap and had a drag race to the line. The broadcast initially thought that Blaney had crossed first, but a slow-motion camera at the finish line showed that Suarez edged the other two cars by the slimmest of margins.

Officially, Suarez crossed the line .003 seconds ahead of Blaney, and .007 seconds ahead of Busch.

The stunning win will likely lock Suarez into the playoffs – which coincidentally will begin in Atlanta later this year.

Here’s what drivers and fans were saying about the wild finish.

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