Ryan Blaney's injured crew member returns to North Carolina

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As cars came down pit road for a competition caution at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, chaos ensued when it appears someone got into the back of the No. 37 vehicle - sending cars in multiple directions. Zach Price, the No. 12 team's rear tire changer, was the crew member, per NBC's broadcast, and his helmet popped off and he crawled out of the way. Track workers put Price on a stretcher, and he appeared to be smiling before being placed into an ambulance. He was taken to an Indianapolis hospital but was released Sunday night. "That's a scary scene for sure, even worse when I saw the replay".

Price fell to the ground before he crawled to safety - with a noticeable limp in his left leg - behind Blaney's vehicle. Multiple cars slid sideways through the narrow pit road during the dustup.

The crew member, identified by NASCAR.com as tire changer Zach Price, was working on the right side of Blaney's auto during a competition caution on Lap 16 when he was first struck by Justin Allgaier's vehicle and then momentarily pinned between Blaney's auto and Brennan Poole's vehicle. "He will travel back to North Carolina with the team for further evaluation".


The NASCAR Cup Series had an early scheduled competition caution flag for at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Ten cars were involved in the pileup.

In addition to Blaney and Poole, Martin Truex Jr., Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Christopher Bell, Ryan Preece, Chris Buescher, Corey LaJoie and Justin Allgaier - who's behind the wheel of the No. 48 Chevrolet and filling in for Jimmie Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19 - were involved in the pit road wreck. I didn't know if I got the gentleman on the No. 12 or not. They've done such a great job.

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