Brian Scott Breaks Right Wrist In Wreck at Michigan

Horn FanSenior Writer IJune 16, 2009

Brian Scott had a tough day at Michigan, wrecking early in the Michigan 200 on Saturday which resulted in him dropping from fifth to 11th in the driver points.

Scott would qualify 17th for the race, but had a real fast truck and by lap eight he had his No. 16 Albertson's Toyota up to seventh.

Meanwhile, while James Buescher was battling for the lead he became loose, spinning out below Todd Bodine.

Scott would commit to go high around Buescher's spinning truck, but never made it, as he was collected and took a hard hit into the wall on his passenger side.

His truck had extensive right-side damage and also damage to his left front quarter panel.

As his damaged truck sat on the apron, you could hear his spotter/crew chief check if he was okay and here him reply back about the hard hit thanks to Speed TV's great coverage with the Truck Series.

He broke a bone in his right wrist, resulting from the wreck, but will be driving the No. 16 at Milwaukee.

"I knew it as soon as I hit the wall something was wrong," Scott said. "Usually with all the adrenaline flowing through you when you are competing on the racetrack you don't feel any pain, but in this case my wrist hurt right away."

"It was the hardest hit of my career and the steering just yanked out of my hand. Usually I try and let go of the wheel if I know I am going to hit the wall hard but in this situation I didn't have time."

"You have to commend NASCAR on the safety measures they have put in place. I am fortunate to have an injury that I can deal with and still compete effectively. We will go to Milwaukee and make the most of the situation."

I knew watching the race that he had a hard impact to the wall, thank God for the safety walls. I'm just glad it wasn't worse and wish him a speedy recovery.


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