Chad McQueen – Full Recovery Expected
We were reluctant to write anything about Chad McQueen’s accident
at Daytona on Saturday, until the picture became clearer.
good news received late on Monday was that McQueen is expected to
make a full recovery.
Driving the #73 Tafel Racing Porsche, he hit the
barrier exiting the chicane on the back stretch, some reports suggesting
that the car then rolled.
He suffered a broken lower left leg, a pair of fractures
to his vertebrae and multiple rib fractures, and is in a serious,
but stable condition, in a Daytona Beach hospital. He underwent
surgery on Saturday evening.
“Though we’re very upset about this
situation, we’re eternally grateful that Chad will make a
full recovery,” said Tafel Racing owner Jim Tafel. “The
McQueen family and I especially want to thank Brumos Racing team
owner Bob Snodgrass, Bill France Jr., and the Grand American Road
Racing Association for their assistance and support following the