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Jack Roush, NASCAR's toughest owner, released from hospital

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Good news: the Cat in the Hat is free again. Jack Roush, NASCAR's toughest -- and, it must be added, luckiest -- owner has been released from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. following treatment for injuries he suffered in a recent plane crash.

There's no timetable for Roush's return to the track. He was injured when his Beechcraft Premier jet hit an Oshkosh, Wisc. runway and cracked in half.

In a statement, Roush expressed his gratitude for the virtually universal messages of support he received following his accident. "I would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and concern I have received the past two weeks," Roush said. "Our teams and drivers have not missed a beat in my absence, and I am proud of the effort they have put forth. I look forward to rejoining them at the track soon."

In the very first race after the crash, run at Pocono, Roush Fenway's Greg Biffle snagged his first win in nearly two years.

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