Joey Gase transported to local hospital after Vegas crash

Joey Gase has been transported to a local medical facility after a violent crash during the second stage of the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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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 No. 15 car. He slammed the outside wall in Turn 2, appearing to go airborne for a brief moment. 

The Rick Ware Racing machine was destroyed and Gase did not immediately put down the window net, which drivers normally do as a signal to safety crews that they are alright. However, he did walk to the ambulance under his own power.

NASCAR now says that the 28-year-old has been treated at the infield care center, and will now be transported to a local medical facility for further evaluation.

Gase has since been released from the hospital:

 
 

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