Monday, August 2, 2010

Roush upgraded to fair condition after plane crash

Roush Fenway Racing co-owner Jack Roush was upgraded to fair condition Sunday night at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., according to a release from Roush Fenway Racing.

Roush was in a plane accident last week at Wittman Air Field in Oshkosh, Wis. He was able to walk away from the crash, but suffered facial injuries and underwent surgery last Tuesday. Roush continues to receive treatment at the hospital for his injuries. No timetable has been set for his release.

The team owner was on the minds of many this weekend at Pocono Raceway and Iowa Speedway. When Greg Biffle captured the checkered flag in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono, the driver of the No. 16 3M Ford said, “This one’s for Jack." All of the organization's Sprint Cup and Nationwide cars were fitted with decals that said, "Get back to the track, Jack!" The Roush Fenway entries will run the decals again during the upcoming races at Watkins Glen, according to the team's Facebook page.

The decals will be available for purchase from Roush Fenway Racing starting Tuesday, Aug. 3. Cost is $5 plus tax. All proceeds will go to Speedway Children's Charities in Roush's name. To order, call 704-720-4350.

Fans who would like to send get-well cards can address them to Jack Roush’s attention at Roush Fenway Racing, 4600 Roush Place, Concord, NC 28027.

Updates on Roush's condition will be posted at www.RoushFenway.com and www.ROUSHperformance.com as they become available.

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