NASCAR: Steve Park Injured In Atlanta Practice Crash

6 March 1998

By Terry Callahan The Auto Channel

Rookie NASCAR driver, Steve Park, broke his right leg in a crash while practicing for the Primestar 500 in Hampton, GA Friday morning.

Park drives for seven time Winston Cup champion, Dale Earnhardt, with Pennzoil as the primary sponsor of the car.

The crash occurred in turn four of the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Park, age 30, was in the middle of the turn when a suspension piece broke on his Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The car veered right quickly and hard into the outside wall. He hit the wall two more times before coming to rest on the pit lane.

Safety crews worked for nearly fifteen minutes removing Park from his damaged racer. It was quickly announced he had a broken right femur (thigh). He was awake and alert at the scene. He talked to safety crews throughout the removal process.

The talented rookie was transported to via helicopter to Georgia Baptist Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Home | Buyers Guides For Every Auto Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | 2016-1993 Car Reviews Truck Reviews
1996-2016 Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2016 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | XML SITE MAP | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: