BUSCH: Wayne Grubb Suffers Broken Shoulder

Wayne Grubb Sidelined By Shoulder Mechanicsville, VA. driver Wayne Grubb will not get to run one of the races he was really looking forward to. Next week as the Busch Grand National Series rolls into Darlington at best Grubb will be a ...

Wayne Grubb Sidelined By Shoulder

Mechanicsville, VA. driver Wayne Grubb will not get to run one of the races he was really looking forward to. Next week as the Busch Grand National Series rolls into Darlington at best Grubb will be a spectator. During the Saturday, March 13 running of the Yellow Freight 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway Grubb suffered a major setback. On lap 135, just after a restart, Geoffrey Bodine tagged Phil Parsons at the head of the pack. The result was a multi car pile up that would also catch up Grubb's Link-Belt / Timber Wolf Chevrolet. Grubb had been having a strong run and was in 16th spot after making his final pit stop with several cars ahead still needing to pit leaving Grubb set up for a strong finish. It was not to be though. As Grubb was coming through the cloud of smoke from the spinning cars he would get tagged by another car and turned toward the outside retaining wall slamming it with the right front of his ride. The jolt would be a devastating one for the team and driver. As the team members tried to raise Grubb on the radio all they got was silence. Rescue personnel were quickly on the scene and found Grubb complaining of pain in his right shoulder. The rescue crews then spent the next 10 minutes cutting Grubb out of the car, loading him on an ambulance and then transporting him to the infield care center. After examinations in the care center Grubb would be flown to a nearby Atlanta area hospital for x-rays and further examination. The determination of the doctors was a broken right shoulder that would require surgery. Grubb, who was in severe pain, then would be looked over by a bone specialist to decide on the best options to take for the repair of the damage.

Team spokesperson and the drivers older sister, Michelle Grubb, stated that the team would get together with team owner, Bill Grubb, at the first of the week to determine what direction to take for the next few events. "Right now we just want to get Wayne taken care of and get him back home where he can rest comfortably, we will take everything else as it comes."

Wayne had been looking anxiously to the upcoming run at Darlington where the team had run an impressive test session just two weeks earlier. Grubb had felt confident about Darlington and felt the team was finally getting settled in for the 1999 season and that they were ready to put together a strong campaign in the upcoming runs. As for now though he will start the long road to recovery and set on the sidelines to cheer on his team as well as his brother Kevin Grubb and the Brewco Motorsports team.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Geoffrey Bodine , Kevin Grubb , Phil Parsons