David Gilliland cleared to race after hard wreck in Kansas
Front Row Motorsports driver David Gilliland took to his personal Twitter account Monday afternoon to announce he was medically cleared to compete in this weekend’s events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Gilliland was involved in a frightening incident on the frontstretch during Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. His No. 38 Ford was hit nearly head-on at full speed by Justin Allgaier’s No. 51 Chevrolet as it slid back across the track. The contact sent Gilliland’s car hard into the outside wall in a shower of sparks.
Just got the ALL GOOD to race! Time to go racing again!!!!! Big credit to NASCAR and the safety of our sport!!!Article continues below ...
— David Gilliland (@DavidGilliland) May 12, 2014
Both drivers were able to walk away from their cars, something Gilliland credits to NASCAR’s safety measures.