Daryn Pittman to return at Texas

OWASSO, OK (March 28) -- Daryn Pittman says he will return to sprint car racing Thursday when Durham Chevrolet/Dodge presents the World of Outlaws Gumout Series at Lone Star Speedway. The defending Gumout Series champion will also race in the ...

OWASSO, OK (March 28) -- Daryn Pittman says he will return to sprint car racing Thursday when Durham Chevrolet/Dodge presents the World of Outlaws Gumout Series at Lone Star Speedway. The defending Gumout Series champion will also race in the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series' Southern Bleacher Classic at Texas Motor Speedway April 5-6.

Pittman suffered a compressed fracture of the T-4 vertebrae during Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series time trials March 9th at Hollywood Hills Speedway in San Felipe Pueblo, NM. Dr. Terry Trammell, who specializes in driver recovery, started treating him last week.

"I feel good and I can basically do anything," Pittman said Thursday as he and his crew worked on the #21 Hop & Sac J&J. "We're just trying to get stuff ready to go. It'll be good to get back."

When asked what his plans were for the remainder of the season, Pittman said, "I'm not sure about that yet. It's a tough decision whether to run the Gumout deal or the Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series. We won a race (at Perris Auto Speedway February 23rd), but it's tough to make up points after missing so many (four events). I talked to Terry Trammell last week, this week and will talk to him next week, too. I also have to get with (car owner) Donnie (Woodburn). We're going to go to Lone Star to get the first Gumout race in, but we're not sure what we'll do the rest of the year. I won't race the next weekend (April 12-13 at Eldora Speedway).

"They really wanted me to set out six weeks. After three weeks, it was at my own discretion. At this rate, it will be four, then we'll sit out another week. The Gumout Series isn't going up there, and we've already missed some Pennzoil World of Outlaws Series races. I don't have anything to prove by going there. When we come back to Talladega, that will be my sixth week. Then we'll go with whatever we decide to do for the rest of the year."

-WoO-

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Series World of Outlaws
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