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JFR driver Eric Medlen injured at Gainesville test session

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

John Force Racing Funny Car driver Eric Medlen was involved in an accident at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida. He was injured when his Funny Car crashed.

At this time, it is not clear the type of injuries that he suffered, as John Force Racing said that he suffered ‘undetermined injuries.’ His Funny Car hit the right side guardrail.

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After he was removed from the Funny Car, he was transported via mediflight to Shands at the University of Florida Medical Center. Medlen was testing following the 38th annual ACDelco Gatornationals when the accident happened.

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John Force Racing said that he is in the surgical intensive care at the hospital. He is in critical condition at this time.

Further evaluation is expected, the team said. An update is expected to come tomorrow from the medical staff.

“Eric’s extended family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers,” said Kelly Antonelli, spokesperson for JFR. “At the same time, we would ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time and allow the medical staff to do its work.”

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He has been competing in the Funny Car class since 2004. He has won six national events since joining the class.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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