THOUSAND OAKS, California -- RacingWest has just received word that driver Jose Luis Ramirez has been released from John Muir Medical Center following a crash in yesterday’s testing at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. Ramirez has also received clearance to get back into a racecar immediately.
This comes as mixed news to the Performance Motorsports team, which is fielding a car for Ramirez in the Arizona Casino 150, NASCAR Grand National West Series race at Phoenix International Raceway this Thursday.
“We are just happy that Jose is relatively uninjured following the crash yesterday at Infineon,” stated team owner Joe Nava. “Jose is pretty sore right now, and that will only get worse as the day progresses. We are still on for Phoenix, but this will just make it a little bit tougher.”
Ramirez was testing for Ware Racing Enterprises who will be fielding a car for him in the Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway. If he competes in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series event, it will not only be his first start in the series, but he will become only the second Mexican-born driver to compete at that level.