Kyle Busch had an abysmal day on and off the track Sunday at Bristol. He compounded the issues by hitting more than just a wall when he headed to the garage.
After a second cut tire sent him slamming into the wall in the Food City 500, Busch drove his No. 18 car into the Bristol infield. As he came to a stop on Sunday, Busch hit an unsuspecting fan, rolling her foot under his right front tire.
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The fan was Erin Allen-VanDyke, wife of late-model driver Kres VanDyke. The couple made the trip on Sunday after VanDyke raced at Motor Mile Speedway on Saturday, finishing eighth at the Radford, Va. track.
Allen-VanDyke left after the incident to head to a local hospital after visiting the infield care center. She later took to her husband’s Twitter account to voice her frustration toward Busch.
— Kres VanDyke (@racerkvandyke15) April 17, 2016
“After it happened, I didn’t go get checked initially when it happened,” Vandyke told Tom Jensen of Fox Sports. “But after I started bending around, it starting hurting. So I went to the infield medical center and got checked out. And they told me if it started hurting more to go on and get checked completely, because they didn’t have X-rays there.
“We just decided to come on, because it’s hurting in my ankle and starting to go up from my lower back and into my neck.”
Erin later posted a video noting that she hadn’t sustained any injuries. Still no word on whether or not Busch checked to make sure she was alright.