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Donald “D.J.” Richardson Recovering in Massachusetts Hospital

Richard Childress Racing pit crew member Donald “D.J.” Richardson is recovering in a Massachusetts hospital from severe complications due to the H1N1 virus. Richardson, 37, is a native of Leominster, Mass. He joined RCR in July 2009 and finished the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as the rear tire changer for the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala SS team. Richardson contracted the H1N1 virus during a visit to Massachusetts over the Thanksgiving holiday. His condition worsened due to the onset of pneumonia before he went to Health Alliance Hospital in Leominster for evaluation. Doctors quickly admitted Richardson to the hospital’s intensive care unit with acute respiratory distress syndrome. “Our thoughts and prayers are with D....

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