The Triple Eight driver was scrapping over fourth place with Brodie Kostecki and Chaz Mostert when he ran wide at The Cutting and hit the wall on Lap 33.
His Red Bull Holden was out of the race on the spot, sparking the first Safety Car of the race.
Co-driver Craig Lowndes, who'd just hopped out of the #888 entry, was philosophical about the crash.
"It's one of those places that you have to have respect for," he said. "We've all made mistakes here.
"It's a shame, the car was working extremely well.
"It's difficult because you want to get around cars, and as soon as you're half a c ra length wide going into The Cutting it's dirty there... I'm sure he'll be disappointed in himself."