HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Sept. 14, 1998) NASCAR Winston Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidate Steve Park was left groggy but unhurt after his No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet Monte Carlo was involved in a hard crash during a test session Monday ...
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Sept. 14, 1998) NASCAR Winston Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year candidate Steve Park was left groggy but unhurt after his No. 1 Pennzoil Chevrolet Monte Carlo was involved in a hard crash during a test session Monday afternoon in Turn 3 of the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex. He apparently cut a tire. The car hit the wall on the driver
Park crashed in Turn 3 of the 1.5-mile oval and according to a team release walked to the ambulance under his own power. Track medical crews transported Park to Homestead General Hospital for observation and was released later Monday night. The Tests were negative, but he is reported to have a concussion. Team members reported Park was a bit groggy and said he felt "as if I had been beaten up." Park was at the track assisting the Dale Earnhardt Inc. NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Division team in its preparation for the season ending Jiffy-Lube Miami 300 on Nov. 15 and the Nov. 28 Coca-Cola 500K exhibition race at the similarly configured Twin Ring Motegi oval track in Motegi, Japan. While Dale Earnhardt Jr. tested the team's ACDelco Chevrolet NASCAR Busch Series car, Park was shaking down the NASCAR Winston Cup Series car that will carry Coca-Cola sponsorship for the Japan race. Plans called for Earnhardt Jr. to test the NASCAR Winston Cup Series car on Tuesday have been postponed. The Coca-Cola 500K will mark Earnhardt Jr.'s first appearance in a NASCAR Winston Cup Series car. Park suffered a broken right leg, left collarbone and right shoulder blade in a March 6 wreck at Atlanta Motor Speedway while practicing for the PRIMESTAR 500. He returned to the Pennzoil Monte Carlo in Indianapolis on Aug. 1 after missing 13 races.
Source: NASCAR Online and MNI