There was a scary moment Thursday night on the Sprint Car circuit when a racer was airlifted from the racetrack.
Kevin Swindell went crashing into the wall during a qualifying heat for the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa.
Swindell flipped through the air and slammed into the wall along the front straightaway during the second night of qualifying. According to PennLive.com, the race went under a red flag as medical personnel removed Swindell from the car. According to the report, he was placed on a backboard and then into an ambulance.
See the scary wreck below.
Swindell eventually was airlifted to Des Moines Mercy Hospital, his family announced in a statement.
There was no update on his status — other than that he’s undergoing tests — as of Friday morning, but PennLive.com reported, per officials, that Swindell was talking to medics as he was lifted from the car and taken into the ambulance.
Furthermore, Swindell was able to tweet early Friday morning.
Thanks everyone for the love. Long road ahead. Enjoy every minute you got.—
Kevin Swindell (@KevinSwindell) August 14, 2015
There was also this:
Jordan Armstrong (@JoArmstrong01) August 14, 2015
Swindell received plenty of support from the racing community, including well wishes from Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) August 14, 2015
Thinking and praying for @KevinSwindell tonight. If anyone can rise above, Kevin will!—
Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) August 14, 2015
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