Dean Thompson left the track at Texas Motor Speedway in an ambulance after taking two big licks in a crash during NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Saturday afternoon.
Thompson was driving the No. 5 Toyota TRICON Garage when hit the wall. The car began to make a U-turn into the field and he was tagged twice – once on the passenger door frame and once on his right-hand front side.
He was placed in the ambulance on a stretcher and taken to the inpatient care center for an initial assessment and later to the hospital.
Provide an update of his own on social media.
“Hey, I actually deleted Twitter to do a detox for about a month but I’m back lol. Just to update you all, I’m doing great, just after some scans I’m going for a procedure when I get home!” Thompson tweeted.
“Thank you also to everyone for all the love and support. Especially the nurses and staff at the residential care center. Really lucky to be able to do what I do.”
TRICON Garage added: “Dean Thompson has been evaluated and released from hospital. He will undergo further evaluation upon his return to Charlotte, NC And you’ll need clearance from NASCAR’s medical professionals to race at Bristol Motor Speedway. “
Thompson would finish 28th.
Carson Hosivar finished first, with Chase Purdy, Stewart Friesen, Ty Majeski and Jake Garcia rounding out the top five.