Jack Ingram injured
Yesterday, NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram was seriously injured in a car accident. The accident took place in his hometown of Asheville, NC.
“We are currently by his side, managing his care with his clinicians and will decide next steps,” the family stated. “We remain hopeful and positive, and appreciate all thoughts and prayers. We will provide updates as information becomes available.”
Ingram was driving a 2002 Chevrolet. He collided wish a 36-year-old man from Henderson, North Carolina. Ingram was hit in the driver’s side door according to the Asheville Police Department report.
Ingram was transported to Mission Hospital. The injuries were not listed, it just stated unknown injuries.
At the hospital, Ingram was listed with the following injuries: Five broken ribs, collapsed lung and a left side wound. He was sent to the ICU on Sunday night. In surgery they discovered a spleen injury as well.
There were two passengers in Ingram’s vehicle. One of the two were also transported to the hospital. The passenger was listed as transported due to complaints of pain in his right arm.
The incident took place just 1/3 mile from Asheville Motor Speedway. The track closed down in 1999. The site is now known as Carrier Park.
Ingram also has 19 starts in the MENCS credited to his name. His first came in 1965, his last in 1984.
Jack Ingram is also a two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion. He won the title in his debut season, 1982. He won it again in 1985. Ingram collected 31 wins in the NXS, he retired in 1991.
Beyond that, Ingram was a multi-time Late Model Sportsman Champion. In total, Ingram has 317 NASCAR wins credited to his name.
In 2014, Ingram was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.