A 19-year old driver is was hospitalized with undisclosed back injuries after a 360 Sprint Car crash last night at New York’s Canandaigua Motorsports Park that involved NASCAR driver Tony Stewart.
Stewart attempted a three-wide pass while battling for third on a restart, triggering a multi-car crash. The car of 19-year-old Alysha Ruggles flipped wildly in the track’s first turn after climbing a competitor’s wheel, and she was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital. The speedway’s website said Ruggles had been put in a back brace, with doctors “evaluating whether further steps need to be taken.”Stewart took blame for the crash. He was not injured.