Karsyn Elledge OK after scary sprint car wreck

Karsyn Elledge was shaken up but appeared uninjured following a frightening wreck during a USAC Racing midget car event Tuesday night at Red Dirt Raceway in Oklahoma.

Elledge, driving the No. 1, began to tumble down the track entering Turn 3 and flipped high enough to careen over the Turn 3 wall and crash onto the ground outside the track, near the woods.

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Elledge climbed out of her car under her own power and was seen talking to medical personnel in the above video.

Karsyn’s mom, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, tweeted that her daughter was OK — and mom was, too, after watching the incident on TV.


Later on, Karsyn provided an update and a thank-you note herself:

NASCAR.com profiled Karsyn Elledge earlier this year as she makes her way up the sprint car ranks, with a spotlight firmly affixed to her. The 18-year-old has a racing pedigree as a member of the Earnhardt family — and she has the Earnhardt racing gene, too.

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