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Hall of Famer Jack Ingram back home following December car wreck

NASCAR Hall of Famer Jack Ingram was released from a rehab facility last week and sent home for the first time since being involved in a car wreck on Dec. 3.

Ingram, who turned 81 on Dec. 28, was released from Care Partners Rehabilitation Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina, last Thursday, his family said in an update posted at CaringBridge.com.

The former two-time Busch Series champion suffered five broken ribs, a collapsed lung and a puncture wound on his left side in the crash. Ingram’s car was struck by a truck a block from Asheville Motor Speedway.

Ingram’s daughter, Ingrid Jones, provided the below update.

“He is now resting comfortably at home with (wife) Aline and family, getting used to be back in the comfort of his own home and has ordered ‘Aline’s Spaghetti’ for dinner.

“His recovery will continue with some outpatient therapies, but it’s safe to say that Jack is back in the ‘game’. While he is excited to jump RIGHT back into life where he left off with his very busy social calendar, we’re encouraging him to slowly EASE back into everything, for his own health and his family’s peace of mind. Nevertheless, as we find balance with his eagerness to be on the go, already, we are ecstatic beyond words at his recovery and health.

“Thank you all, once again, for your walk through this journey with us. Your words, encouragement, prayers, positive thoughts and kindness have meant the world to us all, including Jack.

“With great love-The Ingram Family.”

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