Whelen Modified Tour Driver Ron Yuhas Released From New Hampshire Hospital

Ron Yuhas Jr. (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

Ron Yuhas Jr. (Photo: Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour driver Ron Yuhas Jr. was released from Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. on Thursday.

Yuhas, of Groton, made an announcement concerning his release on Facebook Saturday morning.

“Wanted to give everyone a quick update,” read the statement on Facebook from Yuhas. “I was released from Concord Hospital on Thursday night and will continue my recovery at home. I wanted to take a moment to thank all the great departments at Concord especially: Emergency Services; Urology; Neurology; Surgical; ICU; Patient Care Unit 6 South; Nutrition Counseling; PT; OT. The treatment and care I received was second to none and I could not be more grateful to have been in the care of this incredible facility.”

Yuhas sustained undisclosed injuries in a scary accident during the Whelen Modified Tour F.W. Webb 100 last Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Yuhas’ Mike Murphy owned KLM Motorsports is not competing in Sunday’s NAPA Auto Parts 150 at Stafford Motor Speedway.

Yuhas’ statement Saturday on Facebook went on to read: “Special thanks to all for the extra attention to my entertainment needs. To the women in ICU for forwarding my request for the biggest TV they could find and to Josh for not only delivering a room with the biggest TV but two TVs. And there are not many places where you get homemade treats delivered. Although I won’t take the space here to list you all by name, the nursing staff was rock solid to me during my stay.

“I also want to thank NASCAR liaison Pam, Racing with Jesus Ministries and the many others for the outstanding support to me and my family.

“Finally I am humbled by the outpouring of well wishes by everyone in the racing community…thank you.”

Yuhas is currently 14th in the Whelen Modified Tour standings with three top-10 finishes in 11 starts this season.

Yuhas was involved in a brutal crash just after the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish during the F.W. Webb 100. Yuhas was running in 17th place on the track when the accident took place in the turn two area of the 1.058-mile oval.

A chain reaction of cars slowing through the field sent Yuhas’ car over the car driven by Timmy Solomito. After going over Solomito, Yuhas’ car slammed the wall head on, with the rear of the car flying upward causing the nose of the car to do a pirouette spin on the track before flipping onto its roof.

Track workers had to flip the car back right before extricating Yuhas from the car. Yuhas exited the car under his own power but was immediately placed on a stretcher by medical personnel at the scene of the crash.

Murphy said earlier this week that the team hopes to be back in action in the Whelen Modified Tour season finale on Oct. 19 at Thompson Speedway.

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  1. All the best in your recovery!!!! From Les >>a pace car driver and official at Lee USA speedway.

  2. By the way I witnessed your crash from the NHMS infield. Looked pretty scary!!!#$% Les again.

  3. As always, excellent reporting! Thank you for the update.

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