ARCA Menards Series driver Derrick Lancaster, who was involved in a fiery crash with five laps to go in the April 24 running of the General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway, was released Tuesday from an Alabama hospital, where he was recovering from injuries sustained in the accident.
Lancaster’s wife Beth on Tuesday afternoon shared the following message via social media: “Virginia here we come … We’re bringing him home.”
On April 24 at Talladega, Lancaster’s car hit the backstretch wall and burst into flames before it slid into the infield grass in Turn 3.
Track safety crew members helped the Christiansburg, Virginia, native out of his car before he was transported to the infield care center, and then to a local medical facility for further evaluation.
Lancaster, 48, made his seventh ARCA Menards Series start when he raced at Talladega. He has competed part-time in the series since 2014.
Teams that competed in the Dutch Boy 150 at Kansas Speedway on May 1 raced with No. 29 decals on their cars in a display of support for Lancaster.
This story was originally published on April 24 and has been updated.