Bobby Labonte hospitalized after cycling crash

Bobby Labonte. (Getty Images)
Bobby Labonte. (Getty Images)
Bobby Labonte. (Getty Images)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Bobby Labonte was hospitalized Wednesday after being involved in an accident while riding his bicycle near his home in Trinity, North Carolina earlier in the day.

According to a press release sent via email by Bobby Labonte Enterprises, Labonte was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he was diagnosed and was treated for three broken ribs. There are no other injuries. He is being held overnight for observation.

The press release said an update on Labonte’s condition will be sent when determined. Mike Bliss will replace Labonte in the No. 51 Phoenix Racing entry this weekend in Atlanta. MORE>>>

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