It appeared that Earnhardt fired the car and then it stalled and didn’t refire immediately.
There’s a video recap of the the last three laps available and the points changed each lap. Almirola drove like a wild man the last three laps. No one could have followed all that was going on those three laps between Blaney, Bowman, Boyer etc. it was chaotic.
Personally I thought the race was a big success. Tv ratings and attendence were up and overall it wasn’t the wreckfest that was predicted. However one race is not going to return the series to its glory days.
No matter how they try to make it sound JJ errred big time. Probably the biggest mistake of his career. in a way I’m glad he didn’t make it. Sixteen making the Play Offs is too many. JJ had a lousy year, look at the results for the 26 races, and didn’t have a record deserving of another championship. The play off structure is all about making sure the fan favorites make it.