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Joey Gase evaluated, released from local hospital after Las Vegas crash

Rick Ware Racing driver Joey Gase was evaluated and released from a local medical facility after a hard crash in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the team said.

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Representatives for both the Ware organization and Gase indicated that the 28-year-old driver was taken to a Vegas-area hospital as part of “precautionary measures.” Both representatives said that Gase would be further evaluated upon his return home to Charlotte.

The No. 15 Chevrolet driver crashed in Turns 1 and 2 on Lap 92 of Sunday’s South Point 400 after his left-rear tire fell off. Gase was checked in the infield care center on site before being transported. He was scored 37th in the 38-car field.