IRL: Parsons and McGehee's racing plans on hold

ST. LOUIS, July 30 Ray Parsons of Parsons Motorsports Marketing's health has taken an unexpected turn for the worse, causing him to put everything on hold for the remainder of the 2002 Indy Racing League season on Tuesday and leaving popular...

ST. LOUIS, July 30 Ray Parsons of Parsons Motorsports Marketing's health has taken an unexpected turn for the worse, causing him to put everything on hold for the remainder of the 2002 Indy Racing League season on Tuesday and leaving popular driver Robby McGehee without a ride.

Parsons is now hospitalized in Cleveland, Ohio, according to Raelene Crower, his company's director of sponsor relations and marketing.

"We're waiting for his fever to come down, and then he faces an operation," Crower said. "The recovery time for the operation is eight weeks minimum, so we had to put everything on hold for now."

"We'll be praying for Ray's health to improve," McGehee said. "It'll be depressing for all of us to sit out all of these races. We all thought that we could finish the year together; this is very unexpected."

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