Bubba Wallace started a six-car wreck on Lap 10 of Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway when his No. 43 Chevrolet got loose in Turn 1 while he was working with the No. 12 Ford driven by Ryan Blaney.Wallace’s car wobbled after getting close to Blaney and made contact with the No. 11 of Denny Hamlin. Then, Wallace’s car moved up the track and slammed hard into the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford, driven by Michael McDowell.“It was just unfortunate. I was trying not to wreck my buddy Ryan and cost us and some others, so I apologize,” Wallace told FOX. “We were fast. I was just trying to ride and not wreck somebody, and I wrecked myself.”RELATED: Race leaderboardFarther back in the field, Clint Bowyer, in the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford, Kevin Harvick, in the No. 4 SHR Ford, and Matt Tifft, in the No. 36 Front Row Motorsports Ford, also were involved. The Nos. 4, 34, 36 and 43 were all ruled out of the race while the No. 11 stayed in. The No. 11 later left the race during Stage 2.“I am not really sure what happened,” McDowell said. “I didn’t see a lot of it. Looked like the 43 was being real aggressive and making stupid moves at the beginning of the race.”
The Australian mining company, OZ Minerals, says it is pulling out of Jamaica after three years of copper-gold exploration activities.“OZ Minerals, and especially the Bellas Gate management and geological team, would like to take this opportunity to thank Jamaica and its people for their support, hard work and friendship during the company’s time here,” the company said in a statement.OZ Minerals’ operations comprise five wholly owned tenements at Bellas Gate in Clarendon, and the Rodinia in Portland. It said the withdrawal should be completed in late 2016 after it closes out formal legal agreements and tenement transfers with Carube Copper Corp, its local partners.OZ Chief Executive Officer Andrew Coles said the company had decided to quit its operations in Jamaica because the mineral deposits discovered were not satisfactory.