Larry Foyt medical update 2003-09-30

Foyt suffers cracked wrist, but cleared to race MOORESVILLE, NC - Larry Foyt, driver of the No. 14 Foyt/Harrah's Racing Dodge, was cleared to race this weekend at Kansas Speedway after an examination at the Miller Clinic in Charlotte, NC,...

Foyt suffers cracked wrist, but cleared to race

MOORESVILLE, NC - Larry Foyt, driver of the No. 14 Foyt/Harrah's Racing Dodge, was cleared to race this weekend at Kansas Speedway after an examination at the Miller Clinic in Charlotte, NC, Tuesday afternoon, which revealed a cracked wrist.

Foyt was involved in an accident with Jeremy Mayfield on lap nine of the EA Sports 500 at Talladega Superspeedway last Sunday. He was treated and released from University Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., that evening.

However, further tests today revealed a crack in his left wrist.

"It was a really hard hit," said Foyt. "One of the hardest I've ever taken. But my guys did a great job setting up the safety equipment in the car. All the equipment, including the LaJoie seat, did its job.

"The doctor gave me a brace to use on my wrist, so we'll see how it goes. I'm sure it won't be comfortable, but I'm sure I'll forget about the pain once the race starts."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jeremy Mayfield , Larry Foyt