Hines injured during off-track time

Tracy Hines, driver for Tony Stewart Racing (TSR), was injured yesterday at his Indiana home when he crashed while riding his off-road motorcycle. A two time national champion in United States Auto Club (USAC) competition, Hines was airlifted to...

Tracy Hines, driver for Tony Stewart Racing (TSR), was injured yesterday at his Indiana home when he crashed while riding his off-road motorcycle. A two time national champion in United States Auto Club (USAC) competition, Hines was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for a fractured pelvis, fractured left femur and a dislocated right knee.

The 2000 USAC Silver Crown and 2002 National Sprint champion is currently in stable condition after undergoing surgery, according to his team. Updates on his condition will be released by TSR as Hines goes through the time needed for a complete recovery.

The 35-year-old racer will miss the Iowa Speedway Silver Crown race this weekend. Hines holds the 2007 points lead after the first two rounds. Joining the Silver Crown cars in Iowa for a USAC Tripleheader will be the Sprint Car and Midget National series.

Hines sits second in the Sprint points as he aims to take his second Sprint Car National title. One of the top racers in all three of the national series, Hines started in the grassroots divisions, capturing victories before climbing the ladder. In addition to his wins in the three divisions, Hines was named "Driver of the Year" in the Midget National series in 2001. His USAC career began with Rookie of the Year honors at the Indianapolis Speedrome in 1992.

Hines is a true racer, driving NASCAR as well as USAC. He has 17 starts in the NASCAR Busch Series and 28 starts, including the full 2004 season, in the Craftsman Truck Series. Fans and other well wishers can send cards or letters via TSR at:

Tony Stewart Racing
Attn: Tracy Hines
5644 West 74th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46278

"We're grateful that Tracy is going to be OK," said Tony Stewart, team owner. "All we're concerned about is his health. We'll give him and his family all the support they need to ensure a full and successful recovery."

TSR update 2007-05-03
Hines recovering, Stenhouse Jr to drive

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Series USAC
Drivers Tony Stewart , Tracy Hines