Crew members hurt in NASCAR crash
For the second week in-a-row crew members on the NASCAR pit road have been injured in a racing incident during the XFINITY Series event at Talladega Superspeedway.
Last week a pit fire saw three people injured at Richmond, while today two crew members on the Biagi DenBeste Racing team were taken to the infield care centre at Talladega after a 10-car wreck sent cars spinning down pit road.
Ironically it was the same car from last week’s fire which was involved in this incident, when Brendan Gaughan’s Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet slid down pit road, hitting the inside wall one pit stall before the Biagi DenBeste Racing bit box.
A team representative said the crew members were alert when taken to the infield care centre. Team owner Bill DenBeste told Fox Sports’ Alan Cavanna the crew members were behind the wall when Gaughan’s car hit. When the car made contact, it knocked tyres off the pit wall and knocked over the crew members.
One crew member was treated and released, while the second was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
The accident occurred when a group of cars were slowing to come to pit road, while another group behind failed to stay outside and crashed into the back of them.
The race was red flagged for just over seven minutes before resuming with Joey Logano going on to win the race for Team Penske.
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