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Dario Franchitti injured in last lap incident in Houston

Following scary incident on the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston, Dario Franchitti would suffer injuries.

“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,” INDYCAR released. “He will be kept overnight.”

Following contact with Takuma Sato on the final lap, Franchitti’s car lifted off the ground, making contact with the catchfence. The contact ripped most of the front end off of the No. 10 IndyCar, but the driver’s compartment stayed in tact.

After the contact, Sato was t-boned by E.J. Viso, but both drivers walked away.

A track worker was taken to hospital due to minor injuries from the debris. 13 fans were hit by debris, but did not require hospital trips.

Will Power won the race followed by Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe. Dixon heads into the final event of the year at Auto Club Speedway, leading Helio Castroneves by 25 points.

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