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Family updates status of Kevin Swindell after release from hospital

Great Clips 300 - Qualifying

Great Clips 300 - Qualifying

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A week ago a wreck in the Knoxville Nationals in Iowa landed sprint car driver Kevin Swindell in the hospital with back and spin injuries. A few days after undergoing successful surgery for one of two back fractures, he has been released from the hospital according to a release by the Swindell family.

The statement follows.

Des Moines, IA - Kevin has been released from Des Moines Mercy Hospital today after an eight-day stay at the hospital following last week’s accident at Knoxville Raceway.

The doctors and staff at Des Moines Mercy have been generous to us, both in their care for Kevin and their patience and understanding to all of us throughout our time here. We will forever be grateful to them.

We cannot begin to thank everyone in the racing community for the support that you’ve shown to Kevin. The thoughtfulness of all of you is seen and felt and we feel stronger each day because of you. Kevin feels the power of your prayers and they are working. Our motto is: God showed up and showed out!

We’re also grateful for the donations that have come in and the continued fundraisers that race fans, organizations and tracks have started to help Kevin. We know there is a long road ahead for him and the donations will help ease the burden of the medical expenses we’ll have and allow Kevin to focus solely on his health.

Bank of America has set up an account for donations to Kevin. If you’d like to make a donation or are getting questions of where someone can donate, the information is below.

To make a donation to Kevin’s Recovery Fund, please make check out to Kevin Swindell and write “Recovery Fund” on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to:

Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund
c/o Spire Sports + Entertainment
P.O. Box 638
Cornelius, NC 28031

If you’d prefer to wire funds, please call Spire Sports + Entertainment at 704-897-2880 for information on how to do so.

Donations can be made online at Please be sure to type “Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund” in the comment section to ensure your donation goes to Kevin.

Again, from all of us, thank you.

Kevin, Sammy and Amy Swindell and Jordan Armstrong