Christiansburg driver Derrick Lancaster, whose car caught fire in last Saturday’s ARCA race at Talladega Superspeedway, was taken off a ventilator Wednesday afternoon at an Alabama hospital.
His wife, Elizabeth Nunley Lancaster, posted the news on social media Wednesday night, according to Fox Sports.
Derrick Lancaster, 48, had been on a ventilator since Saturday.
"He's alert and knows he's in a hospital in Alabama," his wife posted Wednesday, according to Fox Sports. "We still have a long journey ahead but that light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter."
Lancaster suffered second- and third-degree burns to both arms, his neck and his face in the crash. His wife posted Tuesday that he remained in critical but stable condition.