GP of Houston
Oct 8

IndyCar: Franchitti Facing Second Surgery After Wreck

IndyCar: Franchitti Facing 2nd Surgery After Wreck

of Scotland drives the No. 10 Target Honda Dallara. (Photo: Getty Images)

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will need a second surgery on the broken right ankle he suffered when his car went airborne into the fence during the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston.

Franchitti also fractured two vertebrae in his spine and received a concussion. He had surgery on the ankle Sunday night and remained in the hospital afterward. Franchitti is expected to return to Indianapolis on Wednesday and have a second surgery on his ankle.

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Oct 7

Franchitti Has Surgery, Will Remain Hospitalized As Well-Wishes Pour In

Photo Credit: Brian Cleary

Photo Credit: Brian Cleary

Following the events of the last lap of the Grand Prix of Houston IZOD Series race on Sunday, Target driver was admitted awake and alert to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston for a concussion, two spinal fractures and a fracture to his right ankle.  Last night Dario had surgery to temporarily stabilize the ankle.

He will remain in Houston for a few days, at which time he will be transported to Indianapolis for further evaluation.

“Thank you to everyone for all the well wishes.  They mean a lot to me.  I would also like to send my best to all the fans involved in the accident and hope that everyone is alright.” – Dario Franchitti

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Oct 7

IndyCar: Fan Video Captures Dario Franchitti Houston Wreck


A fan watching Sunday’s Houston Grand Prix captured the moment of impact from ’s scary wreck on the final lap in dramatic fashion.

Obtained exclusively by Houston’s KPRC Local 2, the cell phone shows the speed and intensity on the incident where Franchitti’s car launched into the fencing after making contact with .

Franchitti suffered two fractured vertebrae, a fractured ankle and a concussion in the incident, while 13 fans were treated for minor injuries, two of which were transported to a local hospital.

After making the rounds on the Internet, the video caused IndyCar driver to question how cars continue to get airborne.

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Oct 5

IndyCar: Sato On Pole For Houston GP Race 1

Takuma Sato and A.J. Foyt pose with the Verizon P1 Award following qualifying for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix Of Houston. (Photo: Getty Images)

and A.J. Foyt pose with the Verizon P1 Award following qualifying for the and Grand Prix Of Houston. (Photo: Getty Images)

A.J. Foyt picked the perfect weekend to make his return to the race track following hip replacement surgery.

Takuma Sato won the pole for Saturday’s first race of the Houston Grand Prix doubleheader, giving Houston-based A.J. Foyt Racing its first pole since Billy Boat’s run at Atlanta in 1999.

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Oct 3

IndyCar: Shell And Pennzoil GP Of Houston Ready To Run

IndyCar: The Shell and Pennzoil GP of Houston, Ready To Run

Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, is the Series points leader. (Photo: Getty Images)

Setup is under way as we near race weekend for the and Grand Prix of Houston on Oct. 5 and 6. Follow the rest of the story and take a virtual lap on the Houston race circuit. Be sure to get your spotter’s guide, as well!

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