Hospitalized ARCA drivers released

Updated: February 9, 2009, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- ARCA Series drivers Patrick Sheltra and Larry Hollenbeck were released from the hospital Monday, two days after being involved in a late crash during the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.

The series said both drivers were released from Halifax Medical Health Center to the care of their personal physicians.

Sheltra was running third when he got tagged from behind by Justin Lofton. The collision sent Sheltra's car into the wall. As it slid back down Daytona's steep banking, Hollenbeck sped through the turn and a cloud of smoke and slammed into the side of Sheltra, sending Sheltra's car spinning several times across the track.

It took safety workers about 20 minutes to get Sheltra out of his battered car. There was no word on the extent of their injuries.

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