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Sammy Potashnick to make comeback

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Sikeston native Sammy Potashnick is ready to climb back into the driver's seat after recovering from a head injury he suffered as a result of an accident at a NASCAR Late Model Series race at Marin Raceway in Bakersfield, Calif., last month.

Afflicted with a mild concussion from the accident, Potashnick was immediately taken to the Kern Medical Center Emergency Room where it was discovered that there was a small contusion to the brain (a minor bruise to the brain which retains a small amount of blood and causes severe head aches). Potashnick was kept in the hospital for several days for a Neurologist and Neurological Surgeon to monitor his progress.

It was determined that the contusion would heal with a few weeks rest. It did just that and Potashnick was cleared to race last week after his final check up with the Neuro Surgeon.

He will enter the NASCAR Winston West Series Coors Light 200 at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Wash., on June 29.