UPDATE: Stewart-Haas Racing has launched an announcement on Xfinity Sequence engineer DJ VanderLey, who was injured in a micro dash race Thursday evening on the TMS filth oval.
“DJ VanderLey, an engineer at Stewart-Haas Racing, sustained accidents in an on-track racing accident late Thursday evening whereas competing in a micro spring Outlaw division race on the Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway filth oval in Fort Value, Texas. The 30-year-old from Mooresville, North Carolina, was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Forth Value for additional analysis and medical care. On account of HIPAA rules, Stewart-Haas Racing is just not permitted to launch additional particulars on VanderLey’s situation right now. Family and friends have established a GoFundMe web page to assist VanderLey. The ideas of everybody at Stewart-Haas Racing are with VanderLey and his household throughout this troublesome time and all are praying for his restoration.
DJ VanderLey, who serves because the race engineer of Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 98 Ford Mustang within the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence, has been injured in a critical accident whereas competing in a mud occasion at Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway on Thursday.
On Friday, DJ’s spouse, Jordan, shared an replace about his situation on her Fb web page.
The replace reads, as such: “Daren [DJ] VanderLey was concerned in a horrible accident throughout a race at Texas Motor Speedway. He was flight lifted to a hospital in Fort Value, the place he’s presently nonetheless in surgical procedure. He has a number of fractured vertebrae and a spinal cord injury. We received’t know the extent of the injury till later.
“He has been in surgical procedure the previous seven hours, and pray the Lord is guiding the surgeon’s fingers. We’re asking that you just elevate our household in prayers for a miracle throughout this troublesome time. We’ve been so blessed with our racing household, who’re transferring mountains to assist us.”
For the reason that accident on Thursday, a GoFundMe Web page has been created – by Austin Fast – in hopes of elevating cash to help the VanderLey household with the prices that will probably be incurred all through DJ’s restoration. As of Friday night, one other GoFundMe Web page has been created – by Shelby Cantrell.
On the time of publishing, the GoFundMe Web page for VanderLey’s restoration had already raised $4,322 of the $20,000 aim, with a number of individuals inside within the NASCAR Neighborhood donating to, and sharing the marketing campaign on social media.
“DJ is the engineer on our 98 crew and will use our assist. He’s an unbelievable engineer, racer, and works his tail off. When you have the flexibility to assist in any approach, please accomplish that. Please pray exhausting for DJ, his spouse Jordan, and the remainder of his household.”
DJ is the engineer on our 98 crew and will use our assist. He’s an unbelievable engineer, racer and works his tail off. When you have the flexibility to assist in any approach, please accomplish that.
Equally, Cole Custer, Chase Briscoe, and Riley Herbst, three drivers which have labored with VanderLey at Stewart-Haas Racing’s NASCAR Xfinity Sequence program, additionally shared the GoFundMe Web page, in addition to a message of their very own, exhibiting assist of a fellow teammate.
“Sending ideas and prayers out to DJ VanderLey and his household,” Custer stated in a Tweet. “DJ Bought in a foul wreck final evening racing in Texas. Superb man and good friend who helped me lots racing Xfinity [at Stewart-Haas Racing]. A GoFundMe has began to assist his restoration, all donations are welcome.”
Sending ideas and prayers out to @DJVanderLey and his household. DJ received in a foul wreck final evening racing in Texas. Superb man and good friend who helped me lots racing Xfinity @StewartHaasRcng