Ross Chastain debuts as Kaulig's new full-time driver in Kansas. (David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

NASCAR team back on track after scary truck crash

One NASCAR team is getting help from another after its racecar hauler crashed in North Carolina this week.

A Kaulig Racing rig was on its way to Kansas for this weekend’s Xfinity Series race when its driver suffered a medical incident and it crashed through a guardrail on I-40 and rolled down an embankment, tearing the trailer apart and wrecking the #10 car inside.

The truck’s driver and co-driver were injured and brought to a hospital for treatment, but the team said they were both released on Thursday and are now recovering at home.

Like many small NASCAR teams, Kaulig Racing has a technical partnership with one of the major players--in this case, Richard Childress Racing. RCR offered its assistance getting a new car ready to send to Kansas for Ross Chastain, who was announced just this week as Kaulig’s new full-time Xfinity driver.

According to Kaulig Racing, the crew worked through the night to prepare the Chevrolet Camaro to make the 1,000-mile trip to Kansas Speedway in time for practice on Friday.

(Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The team plans to field it alongside its #11 car driven by Justin Haley, which was not involved in the incident.

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