The soon to be NASCAR Hall of Famer already has plans to return to the dirt track
Red Farmer has recently returned home after spending five days in a hospital due to COVID-19.
The NASCAR legend collected a 104 degree fever along with a BP over 200. He became so weak that he couldn’t stand. Now, he’s on his way back to the racetrack.
“I felt like a train ran over me and then drove in reverse and ran over me again,” Farmer told Rick Karle of WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama.
He added, “The doctors at Grandview told me if I went in a day later, I may not have made it. Those doctors and nurses saved my life.”
This weekend, Farmer’s two week quarantine comes to an end. If he feels up to it, he plans to head to the Talladega Short Track this weekend to work on a friend’s car.
He already has plans to return to racing his own car, the following weekend. Other plans include running two events during Talladega weekend in October.
The driver is a member of the Alabama Gang. He has more than 750 race wins to his resume. He made 36 NASCAR Cup Series starts in his career, the last one came in 1975.
In 2021, Red Farmer will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. He’ll be introduced to the fame along with Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Farmer turns 89 in October.