Watch the video of the big NASCAR crash at WWT Raceway
On Saturday afternoon, the NASCAR Truck Series unloaded in Madison, Illinois. The St. Louis area race track hosted the Toyota 200 to begin the big race weekend.
Watch the Carson Hocevar crash video below.
A caution came out with just three laps to go. That sent the race into NASCAR Overtime.
On the final lap, Derek Kraus, Carson Hocevar and Johnny Sauter battled for a top 5 spot. Sauter got into Kraus, sending him up the track.
Kraus chased his truck right into the left rear of Hocevar. Hocevar went for a spin and he stepped on the gas to successfully keep it out of the wall.
However, he sat with his driver’s side door at the field. As he came back down the banking, Tyler Hill had nowhere to go. He drove right into the driver’s door of Hocevar.
Austin Wayne Self was also collected in the crash.
It’s worth noting that this happened on the last lap. Thus, drivers weren’t going to lift. The next flag ended the race, whether it be a checkered flag or caution flag.
Hocevar’s car was bent inward at the door and left front wheel assembly. The impact was massive.
Hocevar placed in a stretch after WWT Raceway crash
The safety team quickly approached Hocevar’s machine. He received help climbing from his truck.
The EMS team placed the driver on a stretcher. Hocevar was alert and raised his fist to salute the crowd. He was then placed in the ambulance.
Hocevar is being transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Tyler Hill noted that he spoke to Hocevar in the care center and the driver appeared ok.
This story will be updated if more information becomes available.
Tomorrow, WWT Raceway is set to host the NASCAR Cup Series. It’s the first time the track will host a Cup race, the event sold out, days in advance.
Tyler Hill comments
“I’m ok. It’s definitely one of the harder hits I’ve taken,” Tyler Hill told Bob Pockrass after exiting the care center.
“I saw Carson in there. It looks like he’s doing well.”
“Going for it there at the end. Start to spin, he got it kinda saved, then he spun again. By that time, I couldn’t avoid him.”
Hill added, “It’s not what we want to do with our truck team. Can’t really afford to be destroying trucks. Kinda bummed, but I’m ok.”
Niece Motorsports statement
“Following the incident on the last lap of today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at World Wide Technology Raceway, Carson Hocevar was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation of his right lower extremity,” Niece Motorsports stated on Saturday evening.
They added, “Additional medical updates will be forthcoming, with no further comment at this time.”
Update: Carson Hocevar give medical update
On Sunday afternoon, Carson Hovevar commented on his injuries:
“I want to thank all the fans for reaching out since the incident, “Carson Hocevar stated via twitter.
“Definitely feeling the love! I know you’re all eager for an update but I’m waiting on the specialists results on my ankle before sharing.”
Hocevar concluded, “I’m eager to get back behind the wheel and will update you soon when I know more!”