IRL: Anthony Lazzaro released from hospital after Phoenix accident

PHOENIX, Monday, March 18, 2002 - Indy Racing League rookie Anthony Lazzaro was released March 18 from Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix without injury after he was admitted to the hospital March 17 after a three-car accident...

PHOENIX, Monday, March 18, 2002 - Indy Racing League rookie Anthony Lazzaro was released March 18 from Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix without injury after he was admitted to the hospital March 17 after a three-car accident during the Bombardier ATV Copper World Indy 200.

Lazzaro, from Acworth, Ga., has not been cleared to drive, said Dr. Henry Bock, Indy Racing League director of medical services. He will be re-evaluated by Bock this week before his driving status is determined.

The next Indy Racing League event is the Yamaha Indy 400 on March 24 at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

Lazzaro spun and hit the outside retaining wall on Lap 103 of the 200-lap race at Phoenix International Raceway, also colliding with the cars driven by Eddie Cheever Jr. and Scott Sharp. Lazzaro was transported to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, complaining of lower back pain.

Lazzaro was credited with 17th place in the No. 99 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Racing Special, giving him the lead in the Bombardier Rookie of the Year standings with 35 points.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Eddie Cheever , Scott Sharp , Anthony Lazzaro , Sam Schmidt