Former NASCAR driver Dave Blaney injured during wreck at Eldora Speedway

Image courtesy of Aaron Bearden.
Image courtesy of Aaron Bearden.

Image courtesy of Aaron Bearden.

Former NASCAR driver Dave Blaney was involved in a serious crash at Eldora Speedway on Friday night during qualifying for a World of Outlaws race on the dirt track.

Blaney flipped several times in his car after hitting the Turn 1 wall during qualifying and ultimately landing near Turn 2. Track officials noted he was removed from the car and placed on a backboard before being transported to a local hospital.

Image courtesy of @NASCAR.

Dave Blaney during his time with Tommy Baldwin Racing. Image courtesy of @NASCAR.

Blaney made 473 starts at the Cup level from 1992 through 2014 with various teams including Richard Childress Racing, Bill Davis Racing and Tommy Baldwin Racing. He also competed in a combined 124 races at the Xfinity and Trucks level.

Outside of NASCAR, Blaney has established himself as a premier World of Outlaws driver, winning several features over his career. He also claimed the Chili Bowl and Knoxville Nationals in the 1990s.

Ryan Blaney, Dave’s son, currently drives for Wood Brothers Racing on a full-time basis.

There is no word yet on whether or not Ryan will participate in Saturday’s race at Kansas Speedway. Emma Blaney, Dave’s daughter, did provide an update for fans.

 

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