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Annett released from hospital after overnight stay

3:31 PM, Feb 24, 2013   |    comments
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 23: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet, Danny Efland, driver of the #4 Flex Seal Chevrolet, Jamie Dick, driver of the #55 Viva Motorsports Chevrolet, Michael Annett, driver of the #43 Pilot Ford, Johanna Long, driver of the #70 Foretravel Chevrolet, Mike Bliss, driver of the #19 G-Oil Ford, and Hal Martin, driver of the #44 American Custom Yachts Toyota, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona Interna
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - NASCAR driver Michael Annett has been released from the hospital after an overnight stay for a bruised chest suffered in a crash in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona.

Annett was injured in a 13-car accident in Saturday's race at Daytona International Speedway. He was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach with pain in his chest and sternum.

The Richard Petty Motorsports driver was released Sunday and traveled back to North Carolina. He will be evaluated again later this week.

Annett was already at the hospital when the final 12-car accident occurred on the last lap of the race that sent rookie Kyle Larson's car into the fence. Large chunks of debris and a tire flew into the stands and injured dozens of fans.

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