UPDATE: NASCAR driver from Christiansburg leaves hospital after major crash at Talladega

Derrick Lancaster
Derrick Lancaster(Twitter/@lancasterracing)
Updated: Apr. 28, 2021 at 10:09 PM CDT
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TALLADEGA, Ala. (WDBJ) - Derrick Lancaster, 48-year-old driver from Christiansburg, Virginia of the No. 29 Toyota, was taken to the hospital on April 24, after a fiery wreck at the NASCAR ARCA Menards Series Race in Talladega.

Derrick Lancaster’s wife, Beth, said Tuesday Lancaster was discharged from the hospital and is headed home to Virginia.

Going Home! SOURCE: Beth Lancaster
Going Home! SOURCE: Beth Lancaster(WBRC)

Beth said, “Virginia here we come! We’re bringing him home. Praising God with all that’s in us.”

Beth posted this update Friday, April 30:

“Progress! Your prayers are helping. Derrick is in stable condition as he continues his recovery in the hospital. He started hydrotherapy for his burns on Thursday and his pain is well controlled as he’s working through physical and occupational therapy. As always the prayers and support are very much appreciated. To say we are grateful is an understatement. I want to thank everybody in the ARCA Menards Series garage for placing those No. 29 decals on their cars for tomorrow’s race. You will see them on the broadcast, which begins at 1:30 pm ET on FS1. Derrick and I will be watching! I’ll update again tomorrow with any changes.”

After the crash, according to NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass, “Derrick Lancaster’s wife posted on social media that he is on a ventilator as they check for lung damage. He has 2nd and 3rd degree burns on his arm, neck and face. No broken bones nor bleeding.”

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