Darrell Wallace Jr. involved in scary crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

The Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday was red-flagged following a three car crash in Turn 2 with 63 laps to go.

One of the victims of the crash was Roush Fenway Racing’s Darrell Wallace Jr., who had been running around the top 10 up till the wreck.

The incident took place when Cody Ware spun in Turn 2, and as he slid down the track a sideways Wallace approached. The bumper of Ware’s No. 25 Chevrolet caught the right-rear of Wallace’s car, violently ripping the quarter panel and back end of the No. 6 Ford.

After slamming into the wall on the backstretch, Wallace was then hit in the driver side door by Justin Marks. All three drivers were treated and release from the infield care center.

The second-year XFINITY Series standout was banged up, but okay.

“Thank the Lord that we all walked away okay,” said Wallace. “That second impact was pretty good too. I am here and talking to you. All good. I hate it for my guys. I was having so much fun here. 10 laps ago I was thinking how good this place was to me. Guess I spoke too soon. I can’t thank everybody enough including Jack and everybody at Ford and Roush Performance. We will come back and go to Phoenix. We gained a lot in the fall race there.”

The DNF pushed Wallace out of the top 10 in the championship standings down to 14th.

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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