Kurt Busch (#2) was sent into the outside wall on lap 166, before spinning to the inside. As cars checked up behind Busch's spin, Elliott Sadler (#19) was hit from behind, sending him spinning towards the inside guardrail, striking it in a corner, as cameras barely caught the impact. Sadler's car was thrown back onto the racetrack with the impact, ripping the engine out of the car and sending debris flying.
Busch climbed from his car uninjured, Sadler climbed from his car visibly shaken before collapsing to the ground and received medical attention on the track. Despite the 86G impact, the second highest recorded in NASCAR history, Sadler's only injuries were a sore shoulder. Pocono Raceway later reconfigured the inside guardrail, to ensure an impact like Sadler's would never happen again.
|Series||NASCAR Cup Series|
|Event||Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500|
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