TOLEDO, Ohio (July 10, 2017) -- You expect close calls on the race track, but not necessarily on the way home. James Hylton, his son James Hylton, Jr. and chief mechanic Terry Strange are thankfully okay after their truck and trailer slid off Interstate 40 Sunday afternoon on their way home from Iowa Speedway.
Some minor bumps and bruises, but they somehow crawled out unscathed. The problem now is what to do about the next event on tour -- the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 coming July 21 at Lucas Oil Raceway. Fortunately, there is one weekend off in between to salvage what they can and find another way to put themselves back on the road for ARCA's next stop in Indianapolis.
"It's no one's fault but my own," said Hylton after the accident. "Not sure what to do from here…you just can't plan for this. I'm just real thankful that we're all okay and no one else got hurt."
Hylton and his driver Brad Smith had a respectable run at Iowa, finishing 17th in the No. 48 Radon.com Ford, the same Ford Hylton had planned to take to Lucas Oil Raceway.
The stock car legend/icon will turn 83 August 26.
For those who feel like they can help, we're pretty sure Hylton Motorsports could use a lift about now.