While under caution, the steering wheel of Steve Park (#31) came lose, veering his car left at a sharp angle. At the same time, Larry Foyt (#14) was attempting to catch the front of the field for the restart (NASCAR's rules at the time stated that all cars a lap down started on the inside line, while those on the lead lap started on the outside). While speeding past the outside line, Park's car veered down at the exact moment Foyt was passing him, sending Foyt's car slamming hard into the drivers side door of Park's car.
Park was cut from the car, conscious and alert and taken to hospital. Scans revealed a serious brain injury that sidelined him for six months. Foyt was shaken up but only suffered minor injuries. On return, Park's ability never reached the same level, eventually falling out of full time competition at the end of 2003.
NASCAR Busch Series
Chevrolet Monte Carlo
South Carolina 200
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