Anthony Pasut, the fueler for the JTG Daugherty Racing No. 37 Chevrolet, is home from the hospital after suffering multiple leg injuries in a pit-road incident Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Pasut suffered a broken fibula, a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and other injuries to his right leg during Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. He was struck when Ryan Preece, JTG Daugherty’s other driver, knocked B.J. McLeod’s No. 52 entry into the No. 37 team’s pit stall late in the race.
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Pasut is a Hendrick Motorsports crewmember assigned to the JTG Daugherty No. 37 team and driver Chris Buescher, who finished ninth Sunday. A Hendrick Motorsports spokesperson said Monday that Pasut had returned to the Charlotte area to further recover from his injuries.
A timetable for Pasut’s return to over-the-wall duty has not been determined, according to Hendrick Motorsports. The organization also said that a replacement gas man for his roles in all NASCAR national series would be named later in the week.