Blaine Perkins climbed from his car after it rolled six times during Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. He was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

The race was stopped for 11 minutes, 55 seconds on Lap 49 for the multi-car crash. Perkins was hit by Jade Buford. The contact turned Perkins’ yellow car sideways, and it began a series of rolls down the backstretch. A tire came off his car and struck the front of Kaz Grala‘s car.

UPDATE: NASCAR announced Sunday that Perkins was released from a local hospital during the Cup race.

UPDATE: Our Motorsports provided an update on Perkins from the Perkins family on Sunday afternoon:

“Blaine is alert, in good spirits, and continues to be observed at a local hospital. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers. We will continue to provide updates as they are available.”

The incident started when contact sent Dexter Stacey‘s car hard into the inside wall on the backstretch.

“Just got free, took the air from me and got sideways and just couldn’t cut it back and hit the inside wall,” said Stacey after exiting the infield care center.

Stacey said the contact “wasn’t as bad as it looked. I thought it was going to be a hard hit, too, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.”



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