Nadeau's condition improves

NASCAR Winston Cup driver Jerry Nadeau, who was critically injured in a crash at Richmond last Friday, has been upgraded from critical to 'serious but stable' condition

Nadeau's condition improves

Nadeau's doctors have confirmed that his head injury does not include a skull fracture, and that his improvement is on course for the injuries he sustained. Nadeau, 32, suffered unspecified head, lung and rib injuries when his car spun driver-side-first into the concrete wall after he lost control entering the first turn at the 0.75-mile track.

The car had to be cut to get unconscious Nadeau out. He was immobilized on a backboard and airlifted to VCU (Medical College of Virginia), the area's top-level trauma center. NASCAR Busch Series regular Jason Keller subbed for Nadeau on Saturday, finishing 32nd in his Winston Cup Series debut.

Elsewhere in the Winston Cup, Jeff Green has been fired by Richard Childress Racing after a bust-up following the Richmond race, after an incident when he was punted off by his own team-mate, Kevin Harvick.

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