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By Tom Fitton
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Topic - Takuma Sato
Franchitti fractured his spine, broke his right ankle and suffered a concussion in the Oct. 6 crash at Houston. The crash occurred on the last lap when his car made contact with another car and went sailing into a fence.
Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti reluctantly retired Thursday after doctors told him it is too dangerous to continue racing following the injuries he suffered in a crash last month.
Dario Franchitti kept racing after the death of best friend Greg Moore. He continued on following the death of former teammate Dan Wheldon. He was eager to drive into his early 40s.
The IndyCar Series will do everything possible to prevent a repeat of the accident at Houston that injured more than a dozen people and sent three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti to the hospital with a broken ankle and two fractured vertebrae, IndyCar CEO Mark Miles said Wednesday.
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.
A.J. Foyt picked the perfect weekend to make his return to the race track following hip replacement surgery.
IndyCar has placed Takuma Sato on probation for five races for running into Ryan Hunter-Reay on pit road at Pocono.
So much for the happy Andretti homecoming.
A.J. Foyt is skipping Saturday's race at the Milwaukee Mile because of pain in his leg.
Graham Rahal thought teaming up with his father would lead to a breakthrough IndyCar season.
Parity? There's parity in IndyCar?
Marco Andretti has bounced back from the worst year of his IndyCar career, putting his famous family atop the open-wheel racing standings for the first time in more than a decade.
One of James Hinchcliffe's first racing memories was an 8-year-old kid watching the 1995 Indianapolis 500 on television at home in Canada.
The 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday with a wide-open field and a pair of drivers trying to join the elite list of four-time winners. Two Americans start on the front row, along with Carlos Munoz, an unknown Indy 500 newcomer who grew up idolizing Juan Pablo Montoya _ a fellow Colombian who won "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing" as a rookie.
Profiles of the 33 drivers in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, in starting order with car number in parentheses, age, hometown, engine, race team, and biographical information (w-former winner; r-rookie):
"It means a lot, particularly since it's Houston, where the team is based," Sato said. "It's A.J.'s first time at a race in a long, long time."
IndyCar says Sato violated a rule that says a driver must not engage in reckless, careless or overly aggressive actions or unsportsmanlike behavior toward other members.