Carpenter Released From Hospital

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While the IRL IndyCar community continues to grieve the passing of Paul Dana, it took a deep sigh of relief when the other driver involved in the accident was released from the hospital.

IRL IndyCar Series driver Ed Carpenter was released from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on March 27, according to Dr. Henry Bock, senior director of medical services for the Indy Racing League. Carpenter remains under the care of Dr. Steve Olvey.

According to Bock, Carpenter is in good condition with a bruised lung following the March 26 incident during the final warm-up session prior to the Toyota Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. However, he has not been cleared to compete in this weekend's Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Earlier today, details were released concerning the memorial service for Dana. It will be held at 5:15 p.m., on March 30 and will take place at Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Dana, a rookie who competed in three IndyCar Series events in 2005, was fatally injured in an accident March 26 minutes into the final practice session for the Toyota Indy 300.

The 30-year-old native of St. Louis, was pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial Hospital just before noon (EST). It was the first driver death during a sanctioned race weekend in the 11 years of the Indy Racing League (121 races and more than 400 practice and qualifying sessions).

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