The NASCAR Truck race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway ended in a wild crash
On Friday night, the NASCAR Truck Series unloaded in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 1.5-mile of Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosted a thrilling race from start to finish.
A late race caution tightened the field for a final shootout to the finish. For the last two laps, Kyle Busch, Chandler Smith and Zane Smith were slicing for the race lead.
Behind them, on the final lap, John Hunter Nemechek was turned down the backstretch. As Nemechek came back up the track, Jordan Anderson slammed into him and ripped the left front off his own car.
At the same time, Grant Enfinger slammed the outside wall in a separate crash. Trucks scattered to avoid impacts.
The No. 12 driver, Spencer Boyd was caught up in the wild final lap incidents. However, video from his portion of the crash has been been released.
All drivers involved were quickly released from the infield care center, except for Boyd, which took some extra attention. Boyd think he just has a dislocated shoulder.
However, the driver is being sent to a local hospital for further evaluation…
Spencer Boyd comments after the crash
“I’ve never really gotten hurt before,” Spencer Boyd told Bob Pockrass after exiting the infield care center.
“When I hit the inside wall, I was like, ‘Whoa!’ Not really sure what happened. I know someone got in my right rear and I was just kinda saving it, down through the infield. Once it got in the dust, it took off.”
“It doesn’t look like I broke my arm. But, I dislocated my shoulder. It was tough to get out of the truck with one arm.”
“NASCAR, safe cars. I guess it could always be worse. They want me to go get some x-rays. So, we’ll go get that done. But, spirits are good and looking forward to Atlanta.”
Boyd added via twitter, “Truck racing in Vegas usually means 1 of 2 things. 1: No wrecks at all 2: All of the wrecks. I guess we are making up for a relatively clean Daytona.”
Young’s Motorsports Update
The team issued the following update:
“Spencer Boyd was evaluated at a local hospital following tonight’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway,” the team statement opened.
They added, “He was evaluated and released but will follow up upon his return to North Carolina with his current physician for futher evaluation before being cleared to compete at Atlanta.”
The next NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event is scheduled for March 19th, 2022 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Related: Las Vegas Race Results – March 4, 2022 (NASCAR Truck Series)