Feb
07

Buescher Wins Daytona ARCA 200

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James Buescher held off Joey Logano through a green-and-white, checkered finish to win the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 season-opener for the ARCA RE/MAX Series at Daytona Int'l Speedway. Pole-sitter Justin Lofton finished third.

The race restarted on the white flag lap after a red flag period halted the race with five laps to go. The red was brought out by a serious crash involving Patrick Sheltra and Larry Hollenbeck. Sheltra was running third when Logano attempted a pass on leader Buescher in the third and fourth turns. Exiting the fourth turn, Sheltra was tapped from behind by Lofton and spun out. Hollenbeck then hit the rear of Sheltra's car at high speed.

Both drivers were cut from their cars and Hollenbeck waved to the crowd while being loaded into the ambulance. No word was given on Sheltra's condition.

UPDATE 7:20pm ET -- SPEED TV reports both drivers are alert and conscious.

UPDATE 11:25pm ET -- ARCA has released the following statement regarding the condition of their drivers injured in today's race at Daytona:

ARCA RE/MAX Series drivers Patrick Sheltra and Larry Hollenbeck have been admitted to a local hospital following a late race accident at Daytona International Speedway. Both drivers were conscious and alert when transported and will remain overnight for further evaluation. The families of both drivers reported they are in good spirits.

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