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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Everyone please keep Eric Medlen in your thoughts and prayers as he tries to recover from serious head injuries,sustained at a crash Monday while testing. Eric underwent a 3 hour surgery on Wed. night to relieve the swelling and pressure in his head, the procedure went well. He will be kept in a drug induced coma for a few weeks untill he is stabilized as of right now Eric remains in Critical condition.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 03:16 PM
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Damn, I had no idea. I got his autograph last year at the Southern Nationals. He seemed like a very nice guy. Stood out in front of the pit & signed posters, tee shirts and hats for a very long time. Hope he recovers fully and returns to TF/FC.

I'll go look in a minute, but was he still with team Force when he crashed?

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Yup I havent gotten any news yet today but when i hear somthing i will post it



SPECIAL E-MAIL ADDRESS ACTIVATED FOR ERIC MEDLEN GET WELL WISHES

3/22/2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – While medical personnel at Shands at the University of Florida medical center continue to monitor the progress of injured Funny Car driver Eric Medlen, team sponsor BP/Castrol announced Thursday the creation of a special e-mail address at which well wishers can leave messages of encouragement for the 33-year-old drag racer.

Medlen, injured last Monday in a testing accident at Gainesville Raceway, still was in critical condition Thursday after enduring a delicate craniotomy procedure on Tuesday. For at least two more weeks, he will remain in a drug-induced coma designed to promote healing.

Castrol SYNTEC, Medlen’s primary sponsor in his first three seasons on the NHRA POWERade tour, has announced that it will print and assemble all messages left at the e-mail address [email protected] and present them later to the driver and his family.

Castrol also will make available at NHRA national events and at the upcoming Mid-America Trucking Show (Louisville, Ky.), posters bearing a likeness of the popular driver on which fans can print personal messages. Those posters also will be presented to the Medlen family according to Lori Anne Gola, assistant sponsorship manager for Castrol.

“There are so many people who care about Eric,” Ms. Gola said, “and we wanted to find a tangible way to show him all of that love and support. We thought that, through this e-mail address, we could capture the prayers, kind thoughts and well wishes of all those who empathize with Eric and his family.”



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A little back ground on him.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 07:45 PM
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Can say he likes horsepower of all kinds. Hope he has a speedy and full recovery so he can get back behind the wheel again.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-23-2007, 03:24 PM
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Eric has passed away today
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Godspeed Eric.
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Terrible loss.

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A great racer and a fine young man.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-24-2007, 06:58 PM
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awwww That's sad. best wishes to his family and friends.
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