NASCARARCA SeriesScott Melton Transported to Local Hospital for Further Evaluation

Scott Melton Transported to Local Hospital for Further Evaluation

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

LINCOLN, Ala. – ARCA Menards Series driver Scott Melton has been transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Melton was involved in an accident during Saturday’s General Tire 200 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Following the accident, Melton was extracted from his No. 69 Ford Fusion after the roof of the car was removed.

Scott Melton has updated his condition via a Facebook post. He has a compound fracture on his lower left leg. 

“Today didn’t go as planned,” said Melton. “Currently I’m in the hospital, after some nice gentleman offered me a helicopter ride, in Birmingham, Alabama. I will have surgery first thing in the morning to repair a compound fracture on my lower left leg. Sounds like a fairly simple procedure. Hoping to fly home tomorrow. Apparently, we won’t be in the late model at Salem tomorrow. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers. We live to fight another day. Really appreciate everyone at Kimmel racing. They delivered another great car.”

Photo: Christian Koelle, Kickin’ the Tires

Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle
Christian returns to Kickin' the Tires again in 2023 for his third straight season. He will mainly serve as a photographer for the organization while also being the main ARCA Menards Series writer. He currently plans to do at least 40 races across the three NASCAR National Series, ARCA Menards Series, IndyCar, and make his NHRA debut at Bristol in June. Christian's favorite race tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Martinsville Speedway, and Iowa Speedway among other tracks. One of Christian's dreams is for NASCAR or ARCA to return to Memphis International Raceway.


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