Brian Paulus to miss at least three weeks

By Richard Day MECHANICSBURG, PA (June 11) -- Brian Paulus suffered two broken bones in his left hand Saturday when he crashed during a Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series hot-lap session at the Second Annual CHANNELLOCK Challenge at Bristol Motor...

By Richard Day

MECHANICSBURG, PA (June 11) -- Brian Paulus suffered two broken bones in his left hand Saturday when he crashed during a Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series hot-lap session at the Second Annual CHANNELLOCK Challenge at Bristol Motor Speedway.

The left front tieback broke on P and P Motorsports' #28 Verdelli Farms Maxim, causing Paulus to hit the second-corner retaining wall and flip on Bristol's dirt-covered, high-banked, .533-mile oval.

"My hand doesn't feel very good," Paulus said from his race shop Monday. "I go Thursday morning for the surgery to put pins in it. They're going to set the bones that attach to my middle finger and ring finger. I really don't remember much about the crash. I knew my hand was hurt the second I hit the wall though.

"The doctors tell me I could be back as soon as three weeks. It could be as many as six weeks, but if everything goes well with the splint and if I heel quickly it could be as little as three. That's optimistic, which is good to hear."

Paulus, who ranks 19th in the point standings, said he will attend Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series races during his recovery period.

-WoO

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