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Kerry Earnhardt (#2) and Blaise Alexander (#75) were battling for the lead with just five laps to go in the EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100. Coming out of Turn 4, Earnhardt was slowed down by lapped traffic, giving Alexander the opportunity to get under Earnhardt to pass him for the lead going through the tri-oval. Alexander began to inch into the lead when Earnhardt's car broke traction at the rear and made contact with Alexander's, sending Alexander head-on into the wall at well over 175mph, ricocheting back into Earnhardt's car, causing Earnhardt to flip over onto his roof and slide all the way down to the entrance to Turn 1. After the wreck, Earnhardt escaped unharmed, while Alexander was knocked unconscious. ARCA race officials quickly threw out the red flag to send rescue workers onto the track to check on Alexander. Earnhardt had already gotten out of his car and wanted to go check on Alexander, a friend of his. Officials would not allow Earnhardt to see him and was taken to the infield care center. Alexander was pronounced dead at the infield care center at 10:20 PM, as a result of a basilar skull fracture. He was 25 years old.
Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA)
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Charlotte Motor Speedway
EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 100
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