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NFJJ: Jerry Nadeau’s Near Tragedy at Richmond

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NFJJ, through weekly YouTube videos, serves as your gateway to NASCAR’s enthralling history and captivating stories, igniting your passion for the world of NASCAR.

On May 2nd, 2003, during a practice session at Richmond International Raceway, Jerry Nadeau spun out and hit the driver’s side door at high speed. After being airlifted to a hospital in critical condition, he was only given a six percent chance of survival. Nadeau suffered complete immobility of the left side of his body, a skull fracture, a concussion, a collapsed lung, and several broken ribs. 

This video highlights…

  • Jerry Nadeau’s early career and his journey working his way up the racing ladder.
  • Nadeau’s mental struggles as he juggled paths of pursuing an open-wheel career or his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver.
  • Nadeau’s tragic crash at Richmond that ended his racing career and almost ended his life.
  • Nadeau’s struggles physically, personally, and professionally following his Richmond crash.

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NFJJ, through weekly YouTube videos, serves as your gateway to NASCAR’s enthralling history and captivating stories, igniting your passion for the world of NASCAR.

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