Lofton recovering from broken thumb

Justin Lofton is recovering from a fractured left thumb he

sustained in a wild crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Truck

Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Lofton was taken to Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham after

12 trucks wrecked in a crowded dash to the finish line in front of

the main grandstand. The other drivers were treated at the infield

care center and released.

Team spokeswoman Lisa Constable says Lofton will be fitted with

a cast that allows him to grip the steering wheel. He plans to

compete in his next scheduled race at Texas Motor Speedway on Nov.


Lofton has competed in seven Truck events this season, with a

couple of top-10 finishes.