Originally written on Race Review Online  |  Last updated 10/6/13
Houston, TX- What a scary ending in today’s second Dual in Houston. As Will Power was crossing the finishing line beating Scott Dixon by 0.8-seconds, Dario Franchitti, Takuma Sato and E.J. Viso were involved in a horrific last lap crash. Franchitti and Sato made contact in one of the fastest areas of the 1.634-mile street circuit in the streets of Houston, Texas and the contact send Franchitti’s No. 10 Chip Ganassi Honda airborne into the catchfencing. Sato would spin on the track further as Viso slammed his No. 5 Citgo/Team Venezuela Chevrolet into his car as he was coming to a stop. Luckily, Sato and Viso would walk away unscathed but Franchitti was taken out on a stretcher and sent to an area hospital. Franchitti was awake and alert talking the whole time but was complaining of pain in his ankle and back. After being transported to the hospital it was announced that the three-time Indy 500 champion suffered a spine fracture, broke right ankle and a concussion. That’s not good news for Franchitti but so much better than losing him. If it wasn’t for Franchitti’s car hitting the fence under tray first it could have been a different result. Luckily he didn’t go cockpit first which saved his life and will allow him to race another day. It still shows there’s some work that needs to be done to keep these cars grounded. I know it’s going to be impossible but what they have now hasn’t worked. This isn’t the first time the new designed car has got airborne the last two years albeit it’s the first time one has got into the fence. We dodged a bullet today but it was a horrific incident. Eric Smith is the Lead Motorsports Writer for Race Review Online. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru The post IndyCar: Dario Franchitti Involved in Horrific Last Lap Crash in Houston appeared first on Race Review Online.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Kings terminate Mike Richards' contract due to 'breach'

Report: Nets believe they can trade Deron Williams

Mickelson likely committed no crime even if he gambled

Report: Dwyane Wade to decline option, become a free agent

Darren McFadden: I feel like a rookie again


Report: Mavericks a favorite to land DeAndre Jordan

Report: Kevin Love likely to re-sign with Cavaliers

Bo Ryan announces he'll coach Wisconsin one more season

Jadeveon Clowney must balance expectations in recovery

Report: Suns may shop Eric Bledsoe in trade talks

Cam Newton ready to embrace pressure from massive contract

Fred Smoot: I played with gay players, 'everyone knew'

Bobby Portis brings donuts for media at press conference

John Calipari shares his thoughts on Confederate flag

Steve Weatherford, Jason Kelce get into Twitter beef

Larry Nance Jr. apologized to 'Mr. Bryant' for rapist tweet

J.J. Watt 'tackles' stage crasher at Zac Brown Band show

Jimmy Butler reportedly wants to leave Bulls, sign with Lakers

Selecting the 2015 National League All-Stars

Taking a look at the Philadelphia Sixers' latest horde

Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn showcase sword fighting skills

Five injuries having the biggest effect on MLB playoff race

Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

IndyCar News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Reminiscing on 'Love & Basketball' 15 years later

Selecting the 2015 NL All-Stars

The Sixers' latest horde

Projected landing spots for NBA's top free agents

MLB changes format for Home Run Derby

Revis to work out with Patriots DBs

Peterson: I'm still NFL's best RB

Kobe gives great quote on friendship

Winners, losers and steals of the NHL Draft

Carmelo calls Porzingis a 'steal'

WATCH: J.J. Watt scores hockey goal

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.