Video: NASCAR driver takes a wild ride on his roof at Kansas Speedway
Anthony Alfredo walked away uninjured
Rookie driver Anthony Alfredo took an upside-down ride in Saturday nights NASCAR Xfinity race at Kansas Speedway.
On a Lap 173 restart, Alfredo, inside the top five with only 27 laps to go, made a three-wide move to the inside as the field rushed towards Turn 1.
Justin Allgaier got under him on the apron and needed to get back onto the banking before the corner. He failed to do so and collided with the Alfredo’s Chevy which careened across the track and into the wall. The impact sent the car up on its side and then sliding back down the track on its roof.
The race was quickly red flagged, but Alfredo was unhurt in the accident. He was talking to his crew while upside down and after a few minutes while safety crews slowly righted the car, he climbed out and gave a thumbs up.
"Yeah, that's pretty nuts," he said after emerging from the infield care center. He thanked NASCAR for its many safety improvements and added, "I'm just glad to be okay and I just want to say hi and I'm good to all my friends, family, all the sauce mafia fans back home."
Alfredo has been running a limited Xfinity Series schedule with RCR with his final start of the year coming next week at Texas.
"I want to do this full-time and go race for a championship next year," he said. "I'm ready to go, I wish I could have flipped back over and kept digging because I was having a blast tonight at Kansas Speedway."