Carl Edwards, the NASCAR driver whose career began in dirt track racing in central Missouri, apparently broke his hand in a accident on the dirt track at I-80 Speedway in Nebraska.
The NASCAR superstar was involved in a third-lap collision and left I-80 Speedway in the back of an ambulance. One track official said there had been talk of someone in the collision having a broken bone, and Carl's father, Carl Sr., said his son's hand "looked broken."
Outside of following what Carl does, I don't follow NASCAR much. Still, it surprises me that something like competing in such a race wouldn't be forbidden in racers' contracts. Riding motorcycles etc. are forbidden in some players' contracts in other sports, why not in NASCAR?