1990  ยป Sportsman 100

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Description During a practice session before the 1990 Sportsman 100 NASCAR Sportsman race on May 16, Ted Comstock spun his Chevrolet in turn 4, collecting Terri Sawyer. During an attempt to dodge the spinning pair, Peter Gibbons and David Gaines collided, sending Gibbons into the wall and Gaines into the inside water barrels. As the cars spun back onto the track, Steve McEachern rounded the corner and slammed into the back of Gaines' car at full speed, sending McEachern's car, an old Monte Carlo once used by Dale Earnhardt, onto its roof.

Gaines, a 27-year-old electrician and late model racer from Goldston, NC, was killed almost instantly in the crash, apparently by a piece of debris that entered the cockpit and caused massive head and neck injuries. McEachern, an off road racer from Phoenix, suffered injuries to his hands.  
Year 1990  
Driver(s) David Gaines
Steve McEachern
Peter Gibbons
Ted Comstock
Terri Sawyer
Category Stock Cars  
Series NASCAR Limited Sportsman  
Vehicle Oldsmobile Cutlass
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Pontiac Grand Prix  
Country United States  
Circuit Charlotte Motor Speedway  
Event Sportsman 100  
Fatal Yes  
Also Involved  
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Photo Credit AP  
Tags Pileups, Practice/Qualifying Crash  

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