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Larry Hollenbeck (born April 9, 1949) is a NASCAR driver residing in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he has designed, built and leased residential and commercial properties for 35 years. He has five Busch Series starts to his credit and fields the #71 S.W.A.T. Fitness Chevy in the ARCA RE/MAX Series.
Hollenbeck has designed, built and leased residential and commercial properties for 35 years, and has developed commercial subdivisions. In more recent years[when?] he has developed condos in the city of South Haven, Michigan. http://southhavencentrallofts.com.[peacock term]
Hollenbeck’s race career began at the age of 18 at the local drag strip. Since then he has raced snowmobiles, spent a decade racing APBA-sanctioned powerboats offshore, and 3 years at oval tracks racing go-carts.
His stock car career began at a short track in Florida, then he moved on to the ARCA series. His first race with ARCA he finished in the top 10 at a short-track, and has finished in the top 10 several times since. In 2002, Hollenbeck received his NASCAR Busch license. Hollenbeck ran his first NASCAR Busch series race in Talladega on April 5, 2003, where he finished 15th.
In 2004 and 2005 Hollenbeck has run spotlight Busch races.
In 2006, Hollenbeck attempted several Nextel Cup races. In 2008 Hollenbeck raced in several Arca races. In the fall race at Talladega he qualified well for the race and had sponsorship from www.boyshomeinc.org.
At the 2009 Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200, Hollenbeck and Patrick Sheltra suffered minor injuries when Hollenbeck T-boned him at about 165 miles per hour. Both were released from the hospital three days later.