Is Ryan Preece OK? NASCAR fans relieved to see driver get out of wreck AND put on a mask after horror crash

'Ryan Preece, infuriated, dizzy, surely in a state of shock, and still remembers to immediately put his mask on upon exiting his totaled car.  What's your excuse?' asked one fan on Twitter


                            Is Ryan Preece OK? NASCAR fans relieved to see driver get out of wreck AND put on a mask after horror crash
Ryan Preece (Getty Images)

NASCAR racer Ryan Preece had a close call on July 23 on the Kansas speedway during the Cup series as his No. 37 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE crashed in a horrific accident. The videos shared on the Internet by concerned fans show Preece make contact with fellow driver Christopher Bell at the backstretch before Bell’s car hit the wall from the impact and came in front of Preece’s car, lifting it up in the air. The car eventually landed on four wheels before coming to a halt. 

However, Preece got out of his car unharmed as a rescue team rushed to his aid. The NASCAR driver who clearly looked upset immediately pulled his face mask out of the wretched car and wore it. "I'm alright. Just ready for this year to turn around," Preece told NBCSN after exiting the infield care center.

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #42 McDelivery Chevrolet, and Ryan Preece, driver of the #37 Bush's Beans Chevrolet, are involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR Cup Series Super Start Batteries 400 Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts at Kansas Speedway on July 23, 2020, in Kansas City, Kansas (Getty Images)

While his fans are glad that he’s alright, they are not able to stop raving about the fact that the first thing he did following an accident was to put his mask on. Pointing at this, many Twitter users noted that if Preece could wear a mask to protect himself from Covid-19 even in a situation such as this accident, people should stop finding excuses to not wear a mask and comply with safety rules.

One Twitter user wrote, "If Ryan Preece can put a mask on that fast after that wreck no one else has an excuse." Another added, "Ryan Preece, infuriated, dizzy, surely in a state of shock, and still remembers to immediately put his mask on upon exiting his totaled car. What's your excuse?" Another impressed fan wrote, “Ryan Preece gets wrecked. HARD impact into the inside wall (very scary impact). Gets out of the car unharmed (phew). Throws the steering wheel, visibly furious. THEN IMMEDIATELY GRABS A MASK OUT OF THE CAR AND PUTS IT ON before going with medical staff."

Ryan Preece, driver of the #37 Energizer Chevrolet, waits on the grid prior to the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Open at Bristol Motor Speedway on July 15, 2020, in Bristol, Tennessee (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, some are still trying to get their heads around what happened on the speedway and how Preece ended up meeting with a violent crash. One user wrote, "Glad to see Ryan Preece get out of that wrecked car. what was Bell thinking there?" Another added, "Good to see Ryan Preece ok after that violent collision with the inside wall. It looked like it was about to be Ryan Newman at Daytona all over again. Ironically, Newman was the one that hit him after getting into the back of Christopher Bell, who went up the track w/o clearing."

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