BUSCH: RFR's Eller celebrates dad's kidney recovery

OFF WEEKEND BETTER THAN USUAL FOR ONE 3M CREW MEMBER CONCORD, N.C. - Many people in racing spend their precious weekends off with their families since the constant travel takes them away from home 10 months of the year. For one Roush Fenway ...

OFF WEEKEND BETTER THAN USUAL FOR ONE 3M CREW MEMBER

CONCORD, N.C. - Many people in racing spend their precious weekends off with their families since the constant travel takes them away from home 10 months of the year. For one Roush Fenway Racing crew member the time with his father last weekend was even more special. Nathan Eller, a tire specialist and rear tire carrier on the No. 16 3M Busch team, was able to take his father, Phil, home from the hospital on Saturday after a successful kidney transplant.

Phil Eller had been waiting for a kidney for a very long time, and as luck would have it he found a match in his very own church. His pastor's wife was the donor. The surgery took place on Tuesday, September 11, and Eller was back home in Hickory, N.C., with his family four days later.

"It really is a miracle," Nathan Eller said. "He's been waiting a long time, and to have the transplant go so well is amazing. My whole family is very grateful to all the doctors and nurses, and of course our pastor's wife who is the reason this all worked out so well. Dad is feeling good and hopefully we can win a race for him this weekend at Dover."

-credit: rfr

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Teams Roush Fenway Racing