Ericsson was up 3 seconds with 5 laps to go and flying to a win when Jimmie Johnson crashed into the wall, causing a red flag that temporarily stopped the race and set up a final sprint to the finish.
On the restart, Ericsson fought off an encroaching Pato O’Ward to win the race for the first time in his career. He is the second Swede to ever win the race.
This year featured the return of all those spectators after the Covid-19 pandemic limited last year’s race to a reduced crowd and kept all fans from attending in 2020.
Quoted from Various Sources
Published for: WATPFC