Medical update on injured drivers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 18, 2004) -- Three drivers injured during last Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway anticipate returning to competition next month at ...

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 18, 2004) -- Three drivers injured during last Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series EasyCare Vehicle Service Contracts 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway anticipate returning to competition next month at Martinsville Speedway.

The three -- Rick Crawford (No. 14 Circle Bar RV & Motel Ford), Tina Gordon (No. 13 Vassarette/Microtel Chevrolet) and Hank Parker Jr. (No. 21 SportClips Toyota) -- were involved in a Lap 45 incident on the 1.54-mile track's backstretch.

Crawford sustained two fractures to the left foot; Gordon incurred a break of the fibula in her right leg. Both were treated at Atlanta Medical Center and released last Saturday (March 13) to the care of their personal physicians. Parker, hospitalized overnight for further evaluation of a compression fracture of the L-2 vertebra and released this past Sunday, continues to be evaluated by his personal physician.

Also, Joey Clanton (No. 40 Optech Chevrolet), involved in a Lap 88 incident, also was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where he underwent CAT scans. The scans were negative and Clanton was released, also last Saturday.

All four competitors have stated their intentions to compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series' next event, the Kroger 250, on April 17 at Martinsville.

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Rick Crawford , Tina Gordon , Joey Clanton