Kevin Swindell Released From Hospital

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Kevin Swindell was injured during a crash at Knoxville Raceway last August and insurance coverage was a big issue. (Mark Funderburk Photo)
Kevin Swindell was released Friday from Des Moines Mercy Hospital, where he has been since being injured in a crash at Knoxville Raceway last week. (Mark Funderburk Photo)
Kevin Swindell was released Friday from Des Moines Mercy Hospital, where he has been since being injured in a crash at Knoxville Raceway last week. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

DES MOINES, Iowa – Kevin Swindell was released from Des Moines Mercy Hospital Friday after an eight-day stay at the hospital following last week’s accident at Knoxville Raceway.

“The doctors and staff at Des Moines Mercy have been generous to us, both in their care for Kevin and their patience and understanding to all of us throughout our time here. We will forever be grateful to them,” the Swindell family said in a statement. “We cannot begin to thank everyone in the racing community for the support that you’ve shown to Kevin. The thoughtfulness of all of you is seen and felt and we feel stronger each day because of you. Kevin feels the power of your prayers and they are working. Our motto is: God showed up and showed out.

“We’re also grateful for the donations that have come in and the continued fundraisers that race fans, organizations and tracks have started to help Kevin. We know there is a long road ahead for him and the donations will help ease the burden of the medical expenses we’ll have and allow Kevin to focus solely on his health.”

Kevin Swindell underwent two surgeries at Des Moines Mercy Hospital to address fractures in his back as a result of the crash at Knoxville Raceway during the FVP Knoxville Nationals. He was also diagnosed with a spinal cord injury.

Bank of America has set up an account for donations to Kevin Swindell. Anyone who would like to donate to Kevin Swindell’s recovery fund may do so by mailing a check to the address below:

Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund
c/o Spire Sports + Entertainment
P.O. Box 638
Cornelius, NC 28031

Funds may also be wired. If you’d prefer to wire funds, call Spire Sports + Entertainment at 704-897-2880 for information on how to do so.

Donations can be made online at www.stevekingfoundation.org. Please be sure to type “Kevin Swindell Recovery Fund” in the comment section to ensure your donation goes to Kevin Swindell.