Amazingly, all 12 drivers involved in the crash were themselves uninjured. They were seen and quickly cleared by the in-field medical centre. Even Kyle Larson, whose car was completely torn apart, had been able to extricate himself from the wreckage of the #32 by himself and walk away.
However, driver Michael Annett was transported to the nearby Halifax Medical Center after a previous wreck half an hour before. That had been triggered five laps from the scheduled end of the race when Annett himself made contact with the left rear of Austin Dillon's car and turned the two of them around and into the SAFER barrier, in an accident which then caught up 11 cars in total including Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth. That crash saw the race red flagged for 20 minutes for clean-up operations.
Annett was the only driver with injuries serious enough to require hospitalisation. He was subsequently reported as being alert and responsive, having undergone a CT scan after complaining of pain and bruising to his chest and sternum.
Kenseth along with his Joe Gibbs Racing team mate Kyle Busch had dominated much of the race, but Kenseth had been left without a drafting partner after Busch succumbed to an overheating problem that had bedevilled the #54 from earlier in the day. The race had been run in much warmer conditions than the teams had been used to so far in the previous week's build up.
Kyle's brother Kurt also exited the race prematurely when his #1 Kyle Busch Motorsports car was damaged by a spin through the in-field grass section. Polesitter Trevor Bayne's race came to an end on lap 85 with a drive shaft failure, while Danica Patrick enjoyed a strong start to the race race but then suffered an engine failure just 31 laps in that forced her to park the #34 in the garage for the rest of the afternoon.
Full race results also available.