Earnhardt Jr medical undate 2004-07-19

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Released From Hospital SONOMA, Calif. (July 19, 2004) - Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was released today from the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., and is currently en route to his home in...

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Released From Hospital

SONOMA, Calif. (July 19, 2004) - Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was released today from the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., and is currently en route to his home in North Carolina.

A hospital spokesman confirmed that he was examined on Monday morning and released at 11 a.m. (PDT).

Earnhardt was injured Sunday morning when the car he was driving was involved in an accident and caught fire while practicing for the American Le Mans Series Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma. He suffered minor second degree burns on the inner sides of both legs and on his chin. He was held overnight on Sunday for observation.

Earnhardt was driving a Chevrolet Corvette C5-R in a 30-minute practice session when the accident occurred. The car spun and impacted a barrier in the Turn 8 section of the road racing track and then caught fire. Earnhardt quickly exited the car on his own and was then assisted by safety crews.

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Series ALMS
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