ARCA Drivers Patrick Sheltra and Larry Hollenback Released from Hospital

David PhillipsAnalyst IFebruary 11, 2009

Both drivers injured in the ARCA Re/Max Slick Mist 200 last Saturday have been released from the hospital after several days of evaluation.

Patrick Sheltra and Larry Hollenback were both taken to Halifax Medical Center near Daytona International Speedway after a late wreck in the series' kick-off event.

Hollenback left the hospital with a back brace on after suffering a fracture in his back, and both drivers were in good spirits and will start the road to recovery today.

It's encouraging to see both drivers are okay. Emergency crews worked for more than 20 minutes to get Sheltra removed from his battered car.

With the Camping World Trucks, Nationwide cars, the Duel races, practices for all teams, and The Great American Race all in the coming days, Halifax doctors could expect to work a lot of overtime—I sure hope now.

Pray for both these drivers, as they do need God on their side.