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Reaume Brothers Racing tire carrier Cory Selig will be held overnight at Jackson South Medical Center in Miami, Fla. after being struck by Memphis Villarreal during a pit stop under caution after stage 1 of the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, RBR posted on X Saturday night (Oct. 21).
Villarreal overshot the entry to his pit box, making contact with Mason Maggio in the process. Villarreal hit Selig as he jumped over the pit wall, and the contact was forceful enough that Selig was sent back over the pit wall.
FOX Sports 1 cameras showed Selig being taken to the infield care center in visible pain and discomfort, but was later taken to Jackson South, where he was diagnosed with several cracked ribs and a cracked sternum, according to RBR.
“Reaume Brothers Racing would like to thank everyone who responded to Cory’s aid at the scene, the AMR Safety Team, all medical personnel at the track, as well as personnel at Jackson South Medical Center,” RBR said in the X post. “We look forward to his return to the racetrack.”
Villarreal apologized to his No. 33 crew for the incident afterwards on the radio. For the incident, Villarreal was penalized with a safety violation and was forced to restart at the rear of the field. Villarreal also suffered some left front damage due to the collision. Villarreal ended up finishing 29th in the race.
This is the second straight Truck Series race where a driver has struck a crew member on pit road. At Talladega Superspeedway, Zane Smith collided with tire carrier Charles Plank during a pit stop under yellow after losing control of his No. 38 truck. The collision caused heavy damage to Smith’s right rear quarter panel and decklid.
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Anthony Damcott joined Frontstretch in March 2022. He is an editor and co-authors Only Yesterday (Wednesdays) and Fire on Fridays (Fridays); he is also the primary Truck Series reporter/writer and dabbles in SRX coverage too. A proud West Virginia Wesleyan College alum from Akron, Ohio, Anthony is currently pursuing a master's degree. He is a theatre actor and fight choreographer-in-training in his free time. He's a loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Carolina Panthers, still hopeful for a championship at some point in his lifetime.
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