- Lead-Lap.com - http://lead-lap.com -

Dale Jr’s Rear Tire Changer Breaks Wrist

Posted By Michael J Smith On September 13, 2013 @ 7:02 pm In Cup | No Comments

Dale Earnhardt Jr [1]Hendrick Motorsports’ No. 88 rear tire changer, Joe Slingerland, broke his wrist during a team outing.

Slingerland was going through a ropes course at the US National White Water Center when he attempted to jump from a log to a cargo net. He missed the net and put his arm down to break the fall. He ended up breaking his wrist, falling backwards and hitting his head on a tree root. He was knocked out. He has a concussion.

Slingerland will be replaced by veteran tire changer David Mayo. Mayo was a part of the No. 48 team previously, and spent five years with Penske Racing.


Article printed from Lead-Lap.com: http://lead-lap.com

URL to article: http://lead-lap.com/2013/09/13/dale-jrs-tire-changer-breaks-wrist/

URLs in this post:

[1] Image: http://lead-lap.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/earnhardtjr2013a.jpg

Copyright © 2009 mikejsmith.net. All rights reserved.