SWS: Woodside injured in shop accident

July 18, 2002 (Saugus, Calif.) - Sean Woodside, driver of the ...

July 18, 2002 (Saugus, Calif.) - Sean Woodside, driver of the #45 Lucas Oil/Ron's Rear Ends/NAPA Filters Chevrolet in the Featherlite Southwest Series, NASCAR Touring, broke his left leg in a shop accident late Tuesday night. He has been hospitalized since the accident, and underwent surgery this afternoon to pin and set the broken bones.

Woodside is already anxious to get back into the race car, however, the injury will keep him on the sidelines for about four weeks, a timeline which includes several upcoming races on the Southwest Series schedule. He would have entered this weekend's event at Altamont Raceway Park with just a 19-point deficit between him and first-place in the Southwest Series championship hunt.

Woodside and Lucas Oil, his sponsor, are discussing how they will handle the upcoming races, and are already planning for his return to racing. Further announcements will be made at a later date.


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