Bizarre racing weekend continues with scary flip in NASCAR Canadian Tire race at Trois-Rivieres

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North of the border in Trois-Rivieres this weekend, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series race ended early after a scary accident involving driver Xavier Coupal on Lap 51.

Coupal contacted another car driven by Marc-Antoine Camirand, and was sent into a series of barrel rolls at the street circuit. A video of the accident is linked here, via RDS in Canada.

Here’s two screen caps of the accident.

Per NASCAR, Coupal was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

Here are local tweets from those on site:

As the race ended early due to the accident, local driver Louis-Philippe Dumoulin of Trois-Rivieres took the victory, his second of the season. He’d passed Kerry Micks earlier in the race and held off ex-Champ Car driver and two-time series champion Andrew Ranger for the win.