BUSCH: Nashville II: This Week in Ford Racing

This Week in Ford Racing June 7, 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Jon Wood, driver of the No. 47 Ford Taurus, was involved in lap 35 accident at Dover International Speedway last Saturday, and underwent a precautionary CT scan at a Dover, Del.,...

This Week in Ford Racing
June 7, 2005

NASCAR Busch Series

Jon Wood, driver of the No. 47 Ford Taurus, was involved in lap 35 accident at Dover International Speedway last Saturday, and underwent a precautionary CT scan at a Dover, Del., hospital as a result. The 23-year-old Wood spoke about the incident and his visit today with Dr. Jerry Petty in Charlotte, N.C.

JON WOOD-No. 47 Clorox/Wisk Ford Taurus

"I know this will sound funny, but I wanted to experience something like that because I wanted to test the safety equipment that I was using and see if there was any way to improve it. I wanted to have a mediocre hit just see how my seat held up and all of the other safety precautions that I have taken up to this point to see if they were correct before I had a really bad one. This one was a little worse than expected, and I'm glad I got this one behind me and hopefully it will be the worst one I will ever have. It was a hard hit on my driver's side door, but everything did what it was supposed to do and that as a driver makes me feel even better about competing in NASCAR because I have experienced the hardest hit I've ever taken and walked away from it."

DISCUSS THE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES YOU UNDERWENT ON SATURDAY. "It's amazing how quick they can rush you in and out of all these things. Typically when you go to the emergency room it takes you eight hours, but I showed up there, had a CT scan, I saw a doctor for 30 minutes and I was back at the race track with 10 laps to go. Then I flew home with my race team Saturday night after the race, and I saw Dr. Petty today to get cleared to drive Nashville. Everything has come back negative, which I expected."

ARE YOU FEELING ANY LINGERING EFFECTS FROM THE ACCIDENT? "I'm as normal as I was before the wreck."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jon Wood