Shane Hmiel Death? Shane Hmiel USAC Crash
Shane Hmiel, a past NASCAR driver, was critically injured inside a crash Saturday night during qualifying for any United States vehicle Club Silver Crown race at the Terre Haute activity observe in Indiana.
According to USAC, the 30-year-old driver was airlifted to Indianapolis’ Methodist Hospital. He’s detailed in critical but stable condition.
Hmiel’s No. 17 car reportedly slammed in to the outside wall in between turns three and 4 after which cart-wheeled violently. Hmiel sustained mind injuries as the car’s protective roll cage was broken as it hit the wall.
“We are extremely worried about Shane and offer our resources and our support to his family members during this time of healing,” USAC President/CEO Kevin Miller stated inside a statement.
Hmiel was banned from NASCAR in 2006 following his third failed medication test. He competed in the Nationwide sequence and Camping world Truck sequence from 2002-2005 former to his ban. Hmiel’s lone victory came in the Truck Series’ Las Vegas 350 in 2004.
Rehabilitated and sober, Hmiel started competing in all three of USAC’s national touring series: the USAC Silver Crown Series, the USAC national Sprint car sequence and the USAC national Midget Series.
Hmiel’s father, Steve, is a competing director for the Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing team.