EJ Viso
Oct 6

IndyCar: Power Holds Off New Championship Leader Dixon To Win Race 2

Will Power holds up the first place trophy along with second place Scott Dixon (L) and third place  James Hinchcliffe(R) after Sunday's Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

holds up the first place trophy along with second place (L) and third place (R) after Sunday’s Houston Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon took control of the championship race when suffered his second mechanical failure in two days at the Grand Prix of Houston, where the race ended when Dario Franchitti’s car went airborne into the fence on the final lap.

The accident in Turn 5 happened when the car of four-time IndyCar champion Franchitti launched over ’s and sailed into the fence. Debris was showered into the grandstand from both the cars colliding and the impact with the fence, and Franchitti’s badly damaged car bounced back onto the track. E.J. Viso then hit Sato’s car.

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Oct 6

IndyCar: Franchitti Suffers Spinal Fracture, 13 Fans Injured In Houston Crash

has been diagnosed with a spinal fracture that will not require surgery, a fracture to the right ankle and a concussion after being involved in a serious crash during Race 2 of the Houston Grand Prix.

Franchitti was battling with on the final lap when they collided, sending Franchitti airborne and into the catch fence in Turn 5. , who was also involved, managed to miss Franchitti’s destroyed car, but T-boned Sato.

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