Kasey Kahne crashes into pit road wall, sends crew members helmets flying

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No injuries were reported in the savage crash.

A scary crash had a car slam into the inside pit road wall sending debris flying into a spectator area during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.

The incident saw Kasey Kahne get loose exiting Turn 3 and spin past the entrance of pit road. Although he attempted to recover, Kahne could never regain control and smashed into the barrier separating crew members from pit road.

The impact had such force helmets stationed on the wall were launched through the air with pieces of Kahne’s car becoming lodged into the concrete. Neither he nor any spectators or team personnel were injured in the Lap 6 accident.

“I saw the people and I was like, ‘Man you better take off running, get out of the way,'” Kahne told NBC Sports Network. “I haven’t done anything like that before. That was kind of crazy the way it all it happened.”

Officials stopped the Windows 10 400 approximately 20 minutes to allow track workers to fix the wall.

Kahne’s crash was similar to a pair of accidents that occurred Saturday. Jeb Burton spun during Sprint Cup practice, striking almost the exact same portion of the wall as Kahne. And Ray Black Jr. hit the wall just prior to pit road during the Camping World Truck Series race.

“It just jumped out,” Kahne said. “You’re so far off the corner, to slow slide and get so far down pit road, it was crazy. I’ve never ended up over there like that. I couldn’t believe when (Burton) did earlier this weekend and then I did, probably further down than what he did.”

 

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