Its been a rough trip west out of the state of North Carolina for a few of the NASCAR teams as they embark towards the Kansas Speedway. On Wednesday night, a report came out that a Kaulig Racing transporter crashed on I-40 near Asheville, NC.
According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the hauler was heading west on I-40 in McDowell County when they veered off the right side of the interstate near mile marker 93. The hauler went through the guard rail and down the embankment before coming to a rest in a wooded area.
A later report specified that it was the No. 10 team’s hauler as according to WLOS in North Carolina, the crash occurred at 5 p.m. ET and that both of the drivers in the transporter were transported to a local hospital by ambulance for serious but non-life threatening injuries and were awake and alert.
On Thursday morning, Kaulig then released a report that both drivers were released from the hospital and recovering at home. The team still plans to run both cars this weekend and that Richard Childress Racing is helping them be able to do that.
Then, on Thursday morning, JTG Daugherty Racing put out a statement that read that Ryan Preece’s hauler had caught fire on its way west towards Kansas.
A statement from team owner Tad Geschickter. pic.twitter.com/WmuSOxgMHW — JTG Daugherty Racing (@JTGRacing) October 17, 2019