HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) – Fort Kent, Maine, native Austin Theriault will be at Sundayâs NASCAR Monster Energy Series finale but he wonât be on the track.
The Bangor Daily News reports that Theriault has not been cleared by doctors for the race at Homestead-Miami Speedway after suffering what he termed an âupper-body injuryâ in a multi-car wreck a month ago at the Talladega Superspeedway.
Theriault said heâs looking on the bright side. He said heâll get to spend more time with Maineâs Travis Mills, who is an honorary official for the race.
Mills survived losing four limbs to an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan and created the Travis Mills Foundation retreat for war injured-veterans and their families. The foundation is the primary sponsor of Theriaultâs car through a gift from Bangor Savings Bank.