Smith back on feet and track

Updated: June 9, 2001, 9:40 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Stanley Smith speeds around the track tucked into the backwoods of Montgomery, a patch over his left eye and only his crew and two sections of empty bleachers looking on.

The former Winston Cup driver, who spent 40 days in a hospital after an accident at the Talladega Superspeedway in 1993, is back doing what he loves best in NASCAR's minor leagues.

"I just wanted to get back in and see how it felt, and make sure it was still fun," Smith said after the recent ...

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