USAR: Stephen Wallace medical update

Stephen Wallace Condition Update BRISTOL, TN (August 26, 2004, 1:00 PM ET)--Stephen Wallace, the 17-year old son of NASCAR star, Rusty Wallace, has been treated and released from Bristol Regional Medical Center following overnight observation.

Stephen Wallace Condition Update

BRISTOL, TN (August 26, 2004, 1:00 PM ET)--Stephen Wallace, the 17-year old son of NASCAR star, Rusty Wallace, has been treated and released from Bristol Regional Medical Center following overnight observation. Extensive testing on Stephen revealed only minor injuries. Wallace is currently in the process of being transported to his family's home in the Charlotte, NC area.

Stephen Wallace was airlifted to Bristol Regional Medical Center following a severe accident in the final ten laps of Wednesday night's Food City 150 at Bristol Motor Speedway, in which his car made head-on contact with the turn three wall. Wallace was on the lead lap, in the top-ten, at the time of the accident.

Wallace plans on returning to action next Saturday, September 4, with the UARA-STARS series at the site of his first career late model victory, Friendship Motor Speedway, in Elkin, NC.

STEPHEN WALLACE QUOTE:

"That was for sure the worst hit I've ever taken; I'm ok, just really, really sore. It's so frustrating because we had an awesome run going in the first 100 laps; we were right there in the top-five. Unfortunately, the car got so loose in the last 50 laps that I could barely even drive it. It was all I could do to hang on and finally it got the best of me. I thought I had it saved, but then the car hit oil dry and that was it. I just want to thank everyone at the hospital who took care of me, all of the fans for their support and all of the great sponsors who helped me make it to Bristol: Bayliner Boats, Food City, Opti-Gloss and Geico. This won't keep me down; I'll be back at it really soon."

-rwir-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Stock car
Drivers Rusty Wallace