Found October 09, 2013 on Formula 1 Blog:
For this being the first time I’ve ever been to a street race, let alone covering one, I didn’t really know what to expect. After the fact now, it was a weekend to remember, for both good and bad reasons. The hustled preparation of the track maybe to blame for the turn 1 bump that scrambled the schedule on Friday. While most street circuits take weeks to build, this one took only a few days. Impressive when you factor in everything that goes along with building a street circuit, but still a hurried job is not always a good job. The lack of time prevented any initial testing on the track and throw in that the track had not been used since 2007, there wasn’t much to compare to. Dario Franchitti’s accident was something that nobody wants to see. Anytime a car gets into a catchfence, the result is never good. Several drives alluded to the 2011 Las Vegas tragedy when describing the scene. It looked also reminiscent of Jeff Krosnoff’s fatal accident at Toronto in 1996. For Franchitti to ...

Franchitti to remain in Houston

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will remain in Houston for the next few days as he recovers from a frightening crash at the last lap of the Houston grand prix over the weekend. Franchitti's car went airborne into the fence during Sunday's race. He broke his right ankle, fractured two vertebrae in his spine and received a concussion. He had surgery on...

Tagliani to fill in for Franchitti

Alex Tagliani will replace three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti in the Oct. 19 season-ending IndyCar race at Fontana. Franchitti remains hospitalized with two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion suffered in a last-lap accident Sunday at the Grand Prix of Houston. Tagliani will drive the No. 10 Honda for Target Chip Ganassi Racing at Auto Club Speedway...

Judd at injured Franchitti's side

In January, IndyCar racer Dario Franchitti and actress Ashley Judd announced they were splitting after 11 years of marriage . But with the couple having yet to file divorce papers, rumors have swirled as to whether they were reconsidering. After Sunday's horrific crash in Houston that hospitalized Franchitti, we may have a better idea. Thank you for the prayers for @dariofranchitti...

Franchitti released from hospital

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti was released from a Houston hospital Thursday, four days after fracturing his spine and breaking his right ankle in an IndyCar Series crash. ''I'm overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and I'm thankful to have such a great family and such wonderful friends and fans. Thanks to everyone at the hospital and the...

Tagliani to sub for Franchitti at Fontana

Alex Tagliani will take the role of super-sub next weekend for the injured Dario Franchitti at Auto Club Speedway as he will assume the driver role for the #10 Target car. “As a driver you never want an opportunity like this to come under these circumstances, but I’m up for the challenge and looking forward to working with my friend Scott and the whole Target team. I’m thinking...

Houston problems were so very IndyCar

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer It's fitting, really, that Dario Franchitti's frightening crash on the final lap of the Grand Prix of Houston is the one thing this season that has gotten IndyCar some mainstream attention. Far be it for the beleaguered series to draw any interest for something other than a crash that injured 13 fans, an IndyCar...
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