Mikhail Aleshin suffers fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle in practice crash

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Following a crash in Friday night’s Verizon IndyCar Series practice at Auto Club Speedway, Mikhail Aleshin has been diagnosed with fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle, a concussion and chest injuries. INDYCAR added in their statement that the Russian was admitted to Loma Linda University Medical Center and listed in serious but stable condition.

Aleshin would get down below the white line in the corner, resulting in the car sliding sideways. He would then make contact with Charlie Kimball, before cartwheeling into the catch fence. Marco Andretti and Sebastian Bourdais also got a piece of the wreck.

Kimball, Andretti and Bourdais would all exit their cars under their own power, while Aleshin was helped from his car.  Aleshin had qualified eighth for the race during the qualifying session earlier in the evening.

The MAVTV 500 marks the final race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season as Will Power looks to hold off Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud for his first career championship. Power enters the weekend with a 51 point lead, but qualified 21st for the race while Castroneves qualified pole. The race is set for the green flag at 9 p.m. EST.

 

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