By AMANDA VINCENT
Racer Bryan Clauson is in critical condition after a crash Saturday in the Belleville Nationals USAC Midget race. He is in a Lincoln, Neb., hospital. Clauson’s family released the following statement on Sunday:
“Bryan was severly injured last night while competing in the Belleville Nationals Midget race at Bellevill High Banks in Kansas.
“Bryan was airlifted to Bryan Medical Center West in Loncoln, Neb., following the accident, where he remains in critical condition and under the care of the medical staff.
“We appreciate the support of the racing community and are thankful for the outreach we’ve received. We ask that you continue to respect our privacy as we focus on Bryan.”
Clauson’s car flipped and was struck in the roll cage by another car. He was leading just before the wreck. Clauson also was involved in a crash Friday night in a preliminary race. Chad Boat won Saturday night’s event.
Clauson is a former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, making 26 starts in the series for car owner Chip Ganassi. He also attempted to qualify for three Sprint Cup Series races but failed to make any of them. He made three starts in the Indianapolis 500.
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