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NASCAR Martinsville Update: Martin Truex Jr. Walks Away From Horrific Crash

Martin Truex Jr. has walked away from one of the worst crashes in recent memory at Martinsville Speedway, suffering a stuck throttle entering the third turn and spearing the wall nearly head on. He collected Kasey Kahne, who started third today, on his path into the SAFER barrier, but both drivers were uninjured.

Because the area of the wall Truex hit was damaged, NASCAR has red flaged the race after 222 of 250 laps for repairs. Clint Bowyer currently holds the top spot over Juan Pablo Montoya and Jeff Gordon. Kyle Busch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. round out the top five. Ryan Newman runs sixth, followed by Jamie McMurray, Denny Hamlin, and Jimmie Johnson, all of whom have led significant chunks of the race. Unadilla's David Ragan currently runs 10th in his Roush-Fenway Racing Ford.

Truex's accident drew the race's sixth caution, but only the second not due to tire failures. David Gilliland, Dave Blaney (twice), and Hermie Sadler both blew right front tires, while Michael McDowell intentionally sent Marcos Ambrose into the turn one wall on lap 124.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.