Earnhardt Jr. Uninjured in Kansas Crash
By: Pete Pistone - @PPistone | MRN.com on August 29, 2012 | 4:15 P.M. EST
Although the car was severely damaged, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was uninjured in the incident. (Photo: NASCAR Media)
The Hendrick Motorsports driver was treated and released from the infield care center according to a team spokesman after hitting the wall when a right front tire blew out during the test.
Although the car was severely damaged, Earnhardt was uninjured in the incident.
Wednesday marked the second day of the Goodyear test at the newly reconfigured 1.5-mile track that was changed after the April NASCAR weekend.
In addition to a new coat of asphalt, the speedway now has variable banking ranging from 17-20 degrees and so far has been met with positive reviews.
"It's nice to get out on the track. It's nice to see the track. I like this place," said Earnhardt, Jr. after Tuesday's opening day of the test. "The banking will add speed to the race track and one and two definitely have more banking. This should be a fast little race track."