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Dario Franchitti Involved In Scary Crash That Destroyed His Car at Grand Prix of Houston [UPDATE: Franchitti Breaks Back in Crash]

Dario Franchitti Involved In Scary Crash That Destroyed His Car at Grand Prix of Houston [UPDATE: Franchitti Breaks Back in Crash]

Dario Franchitti Involved In Scary Crash That Destroyed His Car at Grand Prix of Houston

 

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was taken off the Reliant Park track on a stretcher after going airborne in a scary last-lap crash at Sunday’s Shell-Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston 2.

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He was complaining about back and ankle pain, but Franchitti’s team owner said he was “OK.” E.J. Viso and Takuma Sato were also involved in the wreck. 

 

Fans at the event also picked up injuries according to the Houston Fire Department (via ABC 12 in Houston). It was later reported that two fans were taken to the local hospital for treatment, and an additional 11 were cared for at the track. 

 

 

As the race finished, medical personnel rushed to the 40-year-old driver’s side to attempt to extricate him from the car. They kept Franchitti inside his car for several minutes as the ambulance arrived on the scene, and he was subsequently placed into head and neck restraints on a stretcher and taken to the local hospital.

 

Sato finished 10th, Franchitti 11th and Viso 12th following the accident. Will Power, whose No. 12 car dominated the action in Houston, pulled away from Scott Dixon to win the race. 

 

[UPDATE: Jeff Olson, Nate Ryan and Curt Cavin of the USA Today are reporting that he "suffered two broken vertebrae, a fractured right ankle and a concussion in a scary crash in which his car went airborne into the catchfence during Sunday's Houston Grand Prix." They also report he underwent "surgery Sunday to repair his right ankle, Target Ganassi Racing spokesperson Kelby Krauss told USA TODAY Sports."]

 

 

[via USA TODAY@theScoreNASCAR via @JennaFryer]

 

 

 

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Tony Stewart: NASCAR's Superstar Breaks Leg During Sprint Car Crash, Will Undergo Surgery

Tony Stewart: NASCAR’s Superstar Breaks Leg During Sprint Car Crash, Will Undergo Surgery [Video]

Tony Stewart: NASCAR's Superstar Breaks Leg During Sprint Car Crash, Will Undergo Surgery

 

NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart suffered broken bones in his right leg during a sprint car crash on Monday night. The injuries will sideline him for at least this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.

 

David Caraviello of NASCAR.com provides the details:

 

Stewart-Haas Racing confirmed early Tuesday morning that the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg in a crash at Southern Iowa Speedway, a half-mile dirt oval in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Stewart was transported to an area hospital after the accident, and immediately underwent surgery.

 

Jeff Gluck and Andy Hamilton of USA Today report the crash occurred with five laps left in the Front Row Challenge showcase race.

 

The driver/team owner was leading the 30-lap feature of the Front Row Challenge with five laps remaining when Josh Higday’s car spun on Turn 4 and collected the top three cars — Stewart, Tasker Phillips and Tony Shilling.

 

Track officials said Stewart, 42, was conscious and talking to responders after being placed on a stretcher.

 

 Stewart currently sits in 11th place in the Sprint Cup standings. His victory in the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks is enough for him to occupy one of the Chase’s wild-card spots.

 

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Driver Tries to Fight Another Driver, Gets Dragged Around Track, Then Slammed Into Wall [Video]

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Mike Robertson and Derek Stoltz, race car drivers, were involved in a wreck over the weekend in North Carolina. Robertson felt that Stoltz was to blame, so he got out of his car and tried to get at Stoltz while he was still in his car. Stoltz took off, dragging Robertson around part of the track before he got loose and slammed into the wall.

 

 

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Cameraman Gets Knocked Out By Merciless Flying Tire at Formula One Race [Video]

Cameraman Gets Knocked Out By Merciless Flying Tire at Formula One Race [Video]

Cameraman Gets Knocked Out By Merciless Flying Tire at Formula One Race [Video]

 

Its was a scary moment following a pit stop on Mark Webber’s Red Bull car during the German Formula One Grand Prix, as a rogue tire came loose and bounced through two garages before drilling a cameraman in the face, sending him flying to the ground. According to the Herald Sun, he was treated by medical staff in the pit lane before being transferred to a medical center.

 

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Horrible Crash at Motor Rally in Poland Leaves Over a Dozen Spectators Injured [Video]

Horrible Crash at Motor Rally in Poland Leaves Over a Dozen Spectators Injured [Video]

 

Horrible Crash at Motor Rally in Poland Leaves Over a Dozen Spectators Injured [Video]

 

This is one of scariest Rally Car crashes I have ever seen, its hard to watch. I never understood why spectators put themselves in such dangerous positions along the track. Don’t they know that there is nothing between them and a out of control car. Well, I don’t know how many people have to get injured or killed from one of these crash to change the layout of the spectators accessibility on the course.

 

Today at the Gran Turismo Polonia in Poznan, Poland, a car lost control and skidded off the street, into a mass of spectators standing nearby. According to Reuters a Norweigan motorist is being questioned about the accident, which injured at least 15 people including two children.

 

 

 

 

Authorities are still investigating the accident. The car in question is a Swedish-made Koenigsegg CCR.

 

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NASCAR Fans Injured as Suspended Television Cable Snaps, Falls During Coca-Cola 600 [Video]

NASCAR Fans Injured as Suspended Television Cable Snaps, Falls During Coca-Cola 600 [Video]

NASCAR Fans Injured as Suspended Television Cable Snaps, Falls During Coca-Cola 600 [Video] The Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway was red-flagged for 26 minutes after a television cable suspended over the track snapped, injuring spectators and damaging cars.Track officials said 10 fans were hurt, and three were transported to a hospital for treatment. The rest were treated on-site and released.

 

The incident happened on lap 121 of the 400-lap event. A handful of cars were affected, including the one driven by then-leader Kyle Busch.

 

Among the drivers who sustained the most damage from the fall was Kyle Busch, who was in the lead at the time. The right side of his car near the tire, the splitter, fender and rocker arm were all damaged.

 

Busch’s night ended on Lap 253 when he had a catastrophic engine failure that he said had nothing to do with the cable incident.

 

Kevin Harvick pulled away on a restart with 11 laps left to win the race.

 

 

 

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