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2013 IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston

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  • #242587
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    JackySteeg
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    Castroneves is on pole now! Supposedly it’s determined by entrant points upon entering the event – ie, the positions before yesterday’s race.

    #242588
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    David-A
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    It does look like Helio on pole to me, not Dixon, to clear it up once and for all.

    #242589
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    Keith Collantine
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    Scary crash on the final lap but encouraging words from Chip Ganassi that Franchitti was talking and is “OK” and is being taken to hospital.

    https://twitter.com/curtcavin/status/386942905065033728

    Here’s what happened:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_5dW_PWWd0

    #242590
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    andae23
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    Awful crash. Thank goodness Dario’s ok.

    #242591
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    SoLiDG
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    That looked scary.. At first it looked to me the front was ripped off.. I was afraid for his legs, but it was just the black of the nose.
    Thank god he’s pretty fine as it seems.
    The driving standards should be reviewed.. and the tracks they visit!

    #242592
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    Keith Collantine
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    Official statement from IndyCar: “Dario Franchitti is awake and alert. He’s going to be transported via ground to a local hospital. As soon as we have a further update we’ll provide that to everyone.”

    #242593
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    Xander
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    And another view ..

    http://youtu.be/oZ5HXja5T8A

    #242594
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    f199player
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    EJ Viso was very lucky, his cars hit a wheel off Dario’s car and launched it into the bridge above

    #242595
    #242596
    Avatar of Keith Collantine
    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Update on Franchitti’s condition:

    https://twitter.com/curtcavin/status/386974046799155202

    Certainly better than might have been expected. I haven’t heard anything else on the spectators though, anyone seen anything?

    #242597
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    Keith Collantine
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    Official statement:

    Houston, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 – Medical update from Dr Michael Olinger, IndyCar director of medical services:

    Izod IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti was admitted awake and alert to Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston for a concussion, spinal fracture that will require no surgery and a fracture to the right ankle. He will be kept overnight.

    Franchitti was injured in a last-lap collision with Takuma Sato on Sunday in Race two of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston.

    #242598
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    Keith Collantine
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    Tagliani concerned over spectators:

    #242599
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    MatK77
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    Local Houston affiliate is reporting that 4 have been hospitalized, no word of condition. Video in the article shows the fence in the crowd.

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9276983

    #242600
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    Nick
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    Seeing his head tilted forwards when the medics were at his car sent shivers down my spine.. Glad his injuries aren’t worse.

    I like Indycar, but crashes like these seem so unnecessary.

    #242601
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    nackavich
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    Reminds me a lot of the Australian GP crash involving Villeneuve where Marshall Graham Beveridge was killed. Heavy impact, thank god no marshalls or spectators were injured, and that Dario should recover.

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