Dale Earnhardt’s niece, Karsyn Elledge, is definitely lucky to be alive after escaping uninjured in wild crash at an Oklahoma race track.
Earnhardt’s 18-year-old niece was competing at the USAC Racing event held at Red Dirt Raceway Tuesday night when her sprint car flipped multiple times and then flew right over a barrier and fencing, per TMZ in a piece published Wednesday. (SLIDESHOW: 71 Times Samantha Hoopes Stripped Down)
“North Carolina’s @KarsynElledge3 bikes big and clears the turn 3 wall! She exited the car under her own power. The feature is coming up! Watch it LIVE on @FloRacing,” the USAC official Twitter account read. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)
Check out the epic moment below!
— USAC Racing (@USACNation) July 10, 2019
Elledge was cruising down the track on turn 3 when something went wrong and she lost control causing her car to become airborne and tumble a few times before flying over a wall and coming to a stop.
Later, Karsyn posted a message on Twitter saying that she was okay and that just her pride was hurt.
“Tonight I am so very thankful that all my safety equipment did it’s job & that my team built a safe car,” the former NASCAR racer’s niece tweeted. “Thank you to everyone who’s reached out, I am sore, but most hurt is my pride.”
— Karsyn Elledge (@KarsynElledge3) July 10, 2019
“I give it my all every nite & I hate that I let everyone down,” she added. “This sport is so humbling & I hope that we can put all this behind us & continue moving forward. Thank you to everyone who’s continued to support me.”