LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 24: Chris Hacker, driver of the #45 Charred Flags Chevrolet, waves to fans on stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 24, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) | Getty Images
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 24: Chris Hacker, driver of the #45 Charred Flags Chevrolet, waves to fans on stage during pre-race ceremonies prior to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on September 24, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Chris Hacker injured in non-racing accident: UPDATE

UPDATE: Despite being knocked unconscious on impact of the accident, when he was transported to the hospital on Wednesday, they initially thought he had escaped with just a possible concussion and some cuts and bruises. Chris was extremely shaken up but he was actually able to FaceTime his family and myself from the ambulance.

Even for the first couple hours at the hospital, he was in high spirits and was hoping to either be released same day or following day. This optimism changed quickly though upon immediate results of his CT scan which showed his condition was critical. He showed numerous internal injuries and was rushed into an emergency exploratory laparotomy surgery. It turns out Chris had the following injuries:

⁃Multiple thoracic fractures in spine:
T1, T2, T3, and C7 (found during MRI)

⁃Ruptured spleen which had to be removed.

⁃A collapsed lung

⁃Internal bleeding

⁃Lacerated Kidney

⁃Lacerated adrenal gland

Original post: Chris Hacker, who raced in the Truck Series and Xfinity Series last year, was involved in a serious car accident on the way to Daytona (he was not entered in a race this weekend). An update on his health: