Jack Roush, co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing and chairman of Roush Enterprises, was released from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Wednesday to continue his convalescence at home. Roush had been hospitalized since suffering facial injuries that required surgery in a crash of his private plane.
"I would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and concern I have received the past two weeks," Roush said. "Our teams and drivers have not missed a beat in my absence, and I am proud of the effort they have put forth. I look forward to rejoining them at the track soon."
Roush was injured when his Beechcraft Premier jet pancaked onto the runway and broke in half while landing at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis., on July 27. It was the second serious plane crash for Roush, who nearly lost his life while piloting a small plane near Troy, Ala., on his 60th birthday on April 19, 2002. He hit a power line and landed upside down in eight feet of water. The longtime NASCAR team owner was not breathing when he was rescued and sustained a broken leg, a collapsed lung and head injuries.
Roush owns several aircraft, including a World War II-vintage P-51 Mustang.
It has not yet been determined when Roush will return to the racetrack.