Nascar

Family of Kevin Swindell says driver has long recovery ahead of him, asks for donations

Sprint car driver Kevin Swindell was released from the hospital Friday following two surgeries on his back.

Swindell spent eight days in the hospital following a crash in preparations for the Knoxville Nationals.

His family released a statement Friday, saying: "We know there is a long road ahead for him," while asking for donations to help with his recovery.

The family has only said the 26-year-old suffered two fractures in his back and underwent testing for a spinal cord injury.

The 26-year-old Swindell, from Germantown, Tennessee, is the son of famed sprint car driver Sammy Swindell. He is a four-time winner of the Chili Bowl Nationals, and has 30 starts on NASCAR's Xfinity Series.