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Regan Smith, Paul Menard Crash: NASCAR Drivers Escape Injury In Colorado Road Accident

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Regan Smith waves to the crowd prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, April 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Regan Smith waves to the crowd prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Va., Saturday, April 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

-- NASCAR drivers Regan Smith and Paul Menard escaped injury Wednesday when Smith lost control of his truck and crashed into trees after hitting a patch of ice near his mountain home in Evergreen, Colo.

The two racers along with Smith's wife, Megan, and a family friend, were on their way to a ski slope in Vail when the accident happened about 8:45 a.m., said David Ferroni of the Furniture Row Racing team.

Smith drives for Furniture Row.

Smith tweeted: "Thank you to everybody for the well wishes, everybody is doing fine, shaken up but healthy. Had somebody looking out for us this morning."

Smith and Menard, who drives for Richard Childress Racing, will compete Sunday in the Sprint Cup race in Las Vegas.

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