One of the nation's top dirt track racers and three-time Indianapolis 500 starter Bryan Clauson remains hospitalized in critical condition after a horrific race Saturday night.
Clauson was airlifted to a local hospital after his car flipped multiple times during the Bellevill Midget Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska. The accident was caused when Clauson's car made contact with a lapped car then was struck by another car after he stalled.
Amateur video captured the terrifying crash as Clauson had just taken the lead during lap 14 of the 40 lap race.
The 27-year old was airlifted to Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he remains in critical condition, according to a post made to Facebook by his family.
Clauson received an outpouring of support from the racing community as fellow drivers took to social media to share their thoughts and prayers.
I'm just reading about @BryanClauson, hopeful we hear some good news this morning.— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) August 7, 2016
Stay strong Bryan @BryanClauson we are all rooting and praying for you to get well soon.— Mario Andretti (@MarioAndretti) August 7, 2016
Wishing the best for @BryanClauson after a violent crash last night at Belleville Nationals.— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) August 7, 2016
Our prayers are with Bryan Clauson and his family.
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