Charlie Glotzbach talks about Bristol wreck
Thursday, March 25 on SIRIUS NASCAR Radio, host Claire B. Lang spoke with Charlie Glotzbach, who was injured in a wreck with Larry Pearson in the Showdown charity race at Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend. Glotzbach was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
Charlie Glotzbach: "That's the hardest hit that I've ever taken, and that was the first ride to the hospital from a race. I mean, all the walls I've hit, and wrecked, and I never got hurt. That was the first time I ever got hurt. So it had to be a hard, hard hit."
Glotzbach: "I didn't know, I didn't think he (Pearson) would come down that quick. I thought that he'd probably have his foot on the brake, but somebody told me that they seen when he hit the wall, it knocked him out. & I'm really sorry it happened, but I don't think there was anything I could do about it."
Glotzbach: "I don't really think it's too risky (for older drivers to race), because it happens to the young drivers. If you notice, they get hurt, and naturally an older driver is going to get hurt probably a little easier on account of his bones are, uh, softer. But, I don't think it's got anything to do with age."
Glotzbach: "You look at the reaction time of the younger drivers, they hit things, too. They hit other cars so reaction time has nothing to do with it, I don't think"
Glotzbach: "Them cars are safe. I mean, they're basically a Busch or Nationwide car with a fiberglass body on 'em. I mean, they got bars running everywhere and they got good seats in them and I don't think the car had anything to do with it 'cause it was a good race car, the one I had."
Glotzbach: "As far as me, how I feel, I'm sore. My sternum's broke. I got some bruised ribs, and the lower back, uh, there's a bone cracked down there a little bit or something. They said there were some old wounds down there, too. But, like I said, I never went to hospital for nothin'."
Glotzbach: "Kyle Petty came in to see me (in the hospital), and he said if you're going to wreck he said this is a good place to wreck 'cause this is a great hospital. And I believe everything he says. He said, 'I've been at all of them.'" SIRIUS NASCAR Radio