During a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series event at Texas Motor Speedway, Dean Thompson, a driver for the TRICON Garage team, suffered a severe crash that caused him to leave the track in an ambulance on a stretcher. Thompson’s vehicle, the No. 5 TRICON Garage Toyota, collided with the wall before spinning back towards the field, where it was hit twice. The first collision was on the passenger side door frame, and the second was on the right front side. Following the accident, Thompson was taken to the infield care center for a preliminary evaluation before being transferred to a hospital.
On social media, Thompson posted an update, saying that he was “doing good” and getting some scans done before going home to have a beer. He expressed gratitude for the support he received, especially from the infield care center staff. TRICON Garage announced that Thompson had been released from the hospital after evaluation but would require clearance from NASCAR’s medical professionals to race at Bristol Motor Speedway after returning to Charlotte, NC.
In the race itself, Thompson finished 28th, while Carson Hocevar took the top spot, followed by Chase Purdy, Stewart Friesen, Ty Majeski, and Jake Garcia.
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