Stewart-Haas Racing has issued a statement
This weekend, NASCAR returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Teams are currently en route with most of them coming from across the country in North Carolina.
Watch a video the crashed NASCAR hauler below.
The No. 98 car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series is fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing. The car is driven by Riley Herbst who was eliminated from the Playoffs last week.
While en route to Las Vegas, the No. 98 hauler was involved in an accident. The incident took place in Arizona, just a short four hours from the track.
Stewart-Haas Racing issued a statement on Wednesday. The team noted that the hauler received minimal damage but the truck picked up heavy damage. The cars inside are fine.
The hauler appeared to have gone through the guardrail. Two occupants were unboard and SHR has commented on their conditions below.
The team is already sending a backup rig to come collect the hauler. The team will be set to compete this weekend.
Dirt racer Spencer Hill drove by the scene and captured video which can be seen below.
Stewart-Haas Racing: Statement
The team issued the following statement:
“Earlier today, the No. 98 NASCAR Xfinity Series hauler of Stewart-Haas Racing was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 400, a few miles west of Flagstaff, Arizona,” Stewart-Haas Racing opened.
“The truck had two occupants and neither was seriously injured, although one was taken to a local hospital for further treatment and observation.”
“No other details regarding their respective conditions are available at this time.”
“SHR can confirm that speed was not a factor in the crash. While the rig was damaged, the hauler and its contents appeared relatively unscathed.”
“Plans are already underway for a new rig to hook up to the hauler and deliver it to Las Vegas Motor Speedway in time for Xfinity Series hauler parking at 10:30am PDT on Friday.”