#55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Mercedes-Benz Reynard Sunday, June 18, 2000 – At The Raceway on Belle Isle
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Mercedes-Benz Reynard, underwent successful surgery Saturday evening to repair two broken bones in his left forearm sustained in a final qualifying session crash earlier in the day. Dr. David Karges of Detroit Receiving Hospital performed the 2-hour, 15-minute procedure that involved the insertion of two metal plates and 14 screws to repair the forearm injury.
Kanaan also suffered four cracked ribs and a mild concussion in Saturday’s single-car accident. He will remain at Detroit Receiving Hospital through this evening and is expected to be released Monday. Doctors said they expect a recovery period of four to six weeks.
The Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing team withdrew its entry from today’s event but will be back on track in time for next weekend’s Freightliner/G.I. Joe’s 200 at Portland, Ore. An anouncement regarding a replacement driver is forthcoming.