Late night NASCAR took a turn for the worse early Monday morning as Austin Dillon’s car was shredded after passing the finish line.
Denny Hamlin made contact with Kevin Harvick, sending him down the inside and ultimately making contact with Dillon. The No. 3 car then went airborne, tearing through the catchfence and leaving three fans with minor injuries, per the NBC broadcast.
Dylan Whitlock, a fan in attendance near the start-finish line, captured video of the terrifying crash from his vantage point.
Dillon walked out of the car after members of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears’ crews rushed to help him. The Richard Childress Racing driver waved to the crowd before visiting and being released from the infield care center. Dillon reported just a bruised tailbone and forearm after the accident. Here’s a look at some of the reaction from around NASCAR following the massive accident.
Tony Stewart’s view of Austin Dillon going airborne and into the fence is terrifying pic.twitter.com/Krc9E0oPsm
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) July 6, 2015
— Nate Ryan (@nateryan) July 6, 2015
— r/NASCAR on Reddit (@NASCARonReddit) July 6, 2015
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