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Justin Allgaier released from hospital, undergoing further evaluation before Friday’s race

Justin Allgaier was treated and released from a local hospital earlier Friday morning for non-racing related medical purposes, according to a statement from JR Motorsports. The statement added that he “will undergo further evaluation today before being cleared to race.”

The driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation after a last-lap crash in Thursday night’s Shady Rays 200 race at Kentucky Speedway.

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Allgaier was racing for position on the backstretch during the white-flag lap when was collected in a multi-car crash, with his No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet sliding into the back of Ronnie Bassett Jr.’s No. 90 Chevrolet. Bassett slammed nose-first into the inside wall, sending the car aloft before it slid to a stop. Timmy Hill was also involved in the incident, crashing into Bassett’s spinning car in the No. 61 Toyota.

Both Bassett and Hill were treated and released from the infield care center at the 1.5-mile oval.

Allgaier, who finished 20th Thursday, ranks sixth in the Xfinity Series standings. The Xfinity Series’ next race is the Alsco 300, scheduled Friday (8 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM) at the Kentucky track.