Addressing online reports about the health of his team owner, Ken Black, Summit Racing Pontiac Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson confirmed that although the KB Racing founder did suffer a stroke that put him in the hospital, he did not suffer a heart attack.
“Over the last few days, there has been a lot of speculation about Ken’s health,” said Anderson. “Naturally, we would have preferred to keep this matter private, but with Ken being such a prominent and popular member of the drag racing community, it simply wasn’t possible. Although we have already been in contact with Summit and many of our key sponsors and vendors, rather than letting these unconfirmed reports continue to multiply, we decided to bring everyone up to date.
“First and foremost, Ken did not have a heart attack. However, he did suffer a stroke just over a week ago from which he is recovering. Without going into tremendous detail, I can tell you that he is awake, alert, and working on his recuperation with his doctors in the hospital.
“At this point, I ask that you keep Ken, his wife, Judy, and the entire Black family in your prayers. I would also ask that you kindly respect the family’s wishes for privacy, allowing Ken to continue his recuperation undisturbed, and thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. We will provide updates on his condition as warranted and ask that you contact our team representatives with any further questions.”