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IndyCar Driver Injured in Violent Crash

Robert Wickens suffered 'orthopedic injuries'

(Newser) - IndyCar driver Robert Wickens has been admitted to a hospital in Allentown, Pa., with what the series calls "orthopedic injuries" sustained in a violent wreck early in a race Sunday. IndyCar says Wickens was awake and alert as he was airlifted from Pocono Raceway to the hospital and he...

IndyCar Driver Dies of Freak Head Injury

Justin Wilson was injured yesterday at Pocono Raceway

(Newser) - IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement tonight at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson is a British driver who lived outside Denver in Longmont, Colo. He was hit in the...

Montoya Wins Indy 500

Team Penske driver bragged to teammates that his car was best

(Newser) - Juan Pablo Montoya insisted he had the best car in the Team Penske stable—even to his three teammates, who all believed they were legitimate contenders to win the Indianapolis 500. With the same confidence he showed 15 years ago when he routed the field, Montoya sliced his way through...

Driver, 13 Fans Hurt in IndyCar Smash

Dario Franchitti in Houston hospital

(Newser) - Three-time Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a shocking multicar crash at yesterday's Houston Grand Prix. The Scotsman suffered a concussion, a spinal fracture that will not require surgery, and a fractured right ankle in the crash that also left 13 fans...

IndyCar CEO Had Promised More 'Carnage'

IndyCar had purposely been upping danger to add excitement

(Newser) - In a June interview that seems eerily prescient in light of Dan Wheldon’s death , IndyCar Chief Executive Randy Bernard promised more “carnage and wrecks” in the upcoming races. IndyCar, struggling to compete with the more popular NASCAR, was attempting to make its races more exciting by increasing the...

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