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NASCAR legend Ingram hospitalized after severe car accident

Sporting News logo Sporting News 12/4/2017 Gabrielle McMillen

a man wearing a hat: Jack Ingram © (Getty Images) Jack Ingram One of NASCAR's biggest legends has been hospitalized after he was involved in a car accident, NASCAR.com reported.

Hall of Famer Jack Ingram, 80, is in the intensive care unit close to his home in Asheville, N.C., where he is recovering from the Sunday wreck.

“We are currently by his side, managing his care with his clinicians and will decide next steps,” Ingram's family said in a statement. “We remain hopeful and positive, and appreciate all thoughts and prayers. We will provide updates as information becomes available.”

It's unclear the severity of Ingram's injuries, or how the accident occurred.

Ingram was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014. He won two championships in the Busch Series (the forerunner to the current Xfinity Series), in 1982 and 1985, and earned three titles in the Late Model Sportsman division, which preceded those two series.

Ingram won 31 races in the Busch Series between 1982 and 1991, which is sixth on the career list. He also made 19 career NASCAR Cup starts from the 1960s through the 1980s.

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