NASCAR team owner Jack Roush says he’s thankful to be healthy enough to be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.

“I’m feeling great. I’m back up to speed,” Roush said Monday night. “You might have heard I had a little problem. The 27th of July was bad for me.”

Roush crashed his jet while trying to land at an air show in Wisconsin, leaving him with permanently lost vision in his left eye, a broken jaw and a compression fracture in his back and hurt his left cheek.

He was honored along with Rick Leach, Herman Moore, Peter Karmanos, Bob Becker, George Blaha, Steve Fraser, Bill Fleming, Marian Ilitch, Meg Mallon, Eddie Murray and Jon Urbanchek.

The event is the 54th in the hall’s history. The inductees were announced in 2008, but due to financial issues, ceremonies over the past two years have been postponed.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. Sally says:

    So glad that Mr. Roush was inducted in the Hall of Fame and recovering from his plane crash. I’ve never met the man but have worked for Roush Industries for over 10 years as a test driver. Would love to have the insurance plan he has as they offer NONE to the drivers.

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