Jack Roush Released from Hospital

Three weeks after NASCAR team owner Jack Roush crashed his plane while landing on the Wittman Regional Airport, his company, Roush Performance, announced that the tycoon has been released from hospital.

Roush had been initially hospitalized in a nearby medical unit, but was transferred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester soon after. The team owner suffered facial injuries during his crash and underwent surgery which may keep him off the track in official events and for some time to come.

According to the doctors, Roush suffered several injuries, including a ruptured left eyeball, broken jaw, damaged left cheekbone and a fracture in his back.

“I would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and concern I have received the past two weeks,” Roush said in a statement.

“Our teams and drivers have not missed a beat in my absence, and I am proud of the effort they have put forth. I look forward to rejoining them at the track soon.”

Roush couldn't stay away from the track though and went to the Michigan International Speedway on Friday, when qualifying for the Sprint Cup Carfax 400 was taking place. There, he tried to explain a bit what happened during that scary July 27 landing attempt.

“It was basically a landing accident, based on a conflict in airspace with another airplane, after I’d been given clearance to land at Oshkosh, Wisc.,” Roush told FoxNews.

“It was my flying-around airplane, it was my Premiere One. The airplane did a great job. It stayed intact. It’s got a carbonfiber fuselage. It stayed intact and kept me and my passenger relatively safe.”
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