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NASCAR hauler crashes down embankment en route to Kansas Speedway


The North Carolina Highway Patrol says that a NASCAR Xfinity Series team hauler crashed on Wednesday evening, leaving two people hurt.

The crash happened around 5 p.m. in McDowell County, North Carolina.

Troopers say that the Nascar hauler was westbound on I-40 at mile marker 93 when the truck swerved off the interstate, crashing through the right guardrail, down a 60 foot embankment, and overturning in a wooded area.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that driver Barry Sheppard suffered some sort of medical emergency prior to the crash. Co-driver Barry Collins tried to regain control of the truck but wasn’t able to prevent the crash.

Both Sheppard and Collins were transported to the hospital with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

Troopers said that the NASCAR Hauler was associated with Team #10. Kaulig Racing later confirmed via Twitter that it was their hauler that was involved in the crash as it was traveling to the Kansas Speedway.

The #10 team driver is Ross Chastain. He was not involved in the crash.

The truck and trailer are a total loss after the crash. One of the cars inside was also damaged.

The crash remains under investigation.

Prayers and positive vibes for the drivers of the #10 Ross Chastain hauler drivers, this was the scene as we drove by on I40 on the way to #kansasspeedwayOur thoughts and prayers to all involved

Posted by Mike Harmon Racing on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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