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Thursday, February 21
Park tests with DEI teammates
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Wallace has been driving the No. 1 car since Park's injury. Park suffered a bruised brain in the accident and had been suffering from foggy vision as recently as a month ago, though he said at the time that glasses were helping.
Thursday's test, in which the drivers tried to simulate race conditions, was observed by doctors and NASCAR officials. RPM2Night reports that the test went so well that Park could return to action in a few weeks.
Park plans to test next week at Atlanta and also at Darlington.
Wallace told RPM2Night that he's pulling for Park to make a succesful return, and that it's possible Wallace would still make some Winston Cup starts for DEI after Park's return. Wallace said his main focus, however, will be on winning the Busch Series title for Innovative Motorsports.
Park was injured during a September Busch race when his car darted down the track during a caution period and into the path of Larry Foyt's car.
Foyt, accelerating to move up to the head of the line of lapped cars on the inside lane, couldn't avoid hitting Park's car square on the driver's side.
Park had to be cut from the car and was in the hospital for two days.
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