Priestley Likely to Race Again
Aug. 26, 2002
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Actor Jason Priestley likely will race again after he recovers from injuries sustained in a crash earlier this month.
Kelly Racing general manager Jim Freudenberg said Monday he expects to see his driver back behind the wheel.
``I would be surprised if his racing days are over,'' Freudenberg said.
Priestley was released Saturday from Indianapolis Methodist Hospital, where he spent 12 days recovering from fractures to his back and feet as well as injuries to his nose and eyes after crashing at Kentucky Speedway.
He is now at a rehabilitation center, and doctors expect Priestley to make a full recovery.
The 32-year-old former ``Beverly Hills 90210'' star was badly hurt Aug. 11 when his open-wheel car spun out of control at 180 mph and hit the wall nearly head-on during practice for the Infiniti Pro Series, a developmental circuit for the Indy Racing League.
Freudenberg said Priestley will be in the rehabilitation center for 3-to-8 weeks.
``He's in some pain,'' Freudenberg said. ``His pain tolerance is higher than most individuals. He's not complaining at all. He's got the best attitude.''