Stewart-Haas Racing Engineer DJ VanderLey Injured in Micro Sprint Crash

FORT WORTH, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 24: Riley Herbst, driver of the #98 Monster Energy Ford, drives during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy's Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on September 24, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) | Getty Images


FORT WORTH, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 24: Riley Herbst, driver of the #98 Monster Energy Ford, drives during practice for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 at Texas Motor Speedway on September 24, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Stewart-Haas Racing issues statement

“DJ VanderLay, an engineer at Stewart-Haas Racing, sustained injuries in an on-track racing accident late Thursday night while competing in a micro sprint Outlaw division race on the Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway dirt oval in Fort Worth,” Stewart-Haas Racing opened in a statement.

“The 30-year-old from Mooresville, North Carolina, was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth for further evaluation and medical care.

“Due to HIPAA regulations, Stewart-Haas Racing is not permitted to release further details on VerderLay’s condition at this time. Friends and family have established a GoFundMe to support VerderLay.

“The thoughts of everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing are with VerderLay and his family during this difficult time and all are praying for his recovery.”

GoFundMe page for VanderLey

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