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Brendan Gaughan is OK after being forced out of car at Charlotte Nationwide race

Rusty Wallace Racing's Brendan Gaughan is OK after being forced from his NASCAR Nationwide Series Toyota Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Photo: Toyota Motorsports)

By Lee Montgomery

CONCORD, N.C. - Rusty Wallace Racing's Brendan Gaughan said he was OK after getting overcome by carbon monoxide during Saturday's Tech-Net Auto Service 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Gaughan was involved in a wreck early in the race, and the damage to his No. 62 Toyota caused fumes from the exhaust to come into the car. Gaughan eventually got out of the car, with Mark Green finishing the race.

Via Twitter, Gaughan said, "Hey gang, I'm okay, thanks for checking on me, and a big thanks to Mark Green for finishing for the team!"

Gaughan was credited with a 32nd-place finish and lost three positions to 14th in the Nationwide owners standings.