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During the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, NASCAR driver Joey Gase was transported to a local medical facility after a violent crash that took off the back half of his car.
On Lap 92 Gase was running at the back of the field when he suddenly spun in Turn 1 as the left-rear tire came off his car. Immediately, Gase’s car was sent into a spin. He backed up the banking at a high rate of speed and with limited ability to slow the car down due to a loss of wheels.
With no control, his car slammed the outside wall, causing it to go airborne for a brief moment. He then slid back down the banking and made hard contact with the inside wall as well in a second impact.
After the incident, Gase appeared dazed and didn’t pull down his window net, which is a signal that they’re okay. Safety officials approached the car and took the window net down before helping Gase from the machine.
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Once evaluated, he was able to walk to the ambulance and was then taken to the hospital as a precaution. According to NASCAR, Gase has been released from the hospital and will be further evaluated upon his return home to Charlotte.
See the video of the crash below.
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