Stock car driver Bobby Allison, cleared to be released from the hospital today for the first time since a June 19 crash that caused a concussion, broken ribs and a broken leg, envisions a return to racing after a long rehabilitation.
“I’d like to pursue my race activities again,” said Allison, 50, in Birmingham, Ala. “But there is a lot of recuperation still to go. I will know when the time is right.”
Doctors said Allison’s competitive spirit has been instrumental in his recovery and that he has an excellent chance recovering completely.
Allison was originally taken to an Allentown, Pa., hospital unconscious after being pulled from the wreckage of his car at the NASCAR Miller 400 at Pocono International Raceway, where his car blew a tire, hit the wall and was struck on the driver’s side by another car.