WATCH: Joey Gase Crashes Out in a Heavy Impact at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Published 09/27/2021, 2:29 PM EDT
FORT WORTH, TX – MARCH 30: Joey Gase, driver of the #35 Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series My Bariatric Solutions 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on March 30, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)


During the Cup Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there were a few on-track incidents. One of them happened to #15 drivers Joey Gase, who got the fright of his life. Apparently, while exiting one of the corners, his left rear tire broke off the car and pitched him into a spin.

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Poor old Gase slid into the outside wall, and it was a pretty hard impact. In fact, it was so hard that his car went airborne for a brief moment. Later on, he was taken to the medical center for a precautionary checkup. According to the latest updates from the driver’s Twitter page, he has since been released from the hospital.

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What happened to Joey Gase afterwards?

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The crash occurred on the 92nd lap and Gase was running at the back of the field. So, his sudden spin took him by surprise, as his left rear tire decided to divorce his car. Due to the impact, the Rick Ware Racing machine was destroyed, and many held their breath, fearing the worst.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 09: Joey Gase, driver of the #66 Medic Air Systems Inc./Fan Memories Toyota, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 9, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

This was because there was no movement behind the window net, which normally indicates that the drivers were fine. On the bright side, Joey Gase managed to walk to the ambulance under his own power. Nevertheless, NASCAR was not taking any chances and sent the 28-year-old to the infield care center for treatment.

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According to the latest reports, he will soon be transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation. Hopefully, he is able to recover because it was a fairly nasty whack. In addition to that, the car was totaled, which would be a bit of a headache for the Rick Ware Racing team. Now, the driver will be focusing on recovering fully and then shifting focus to the next race of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season.

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