Kenny Brack sustained multiple fractures and is in a serious, but stable condition after colliding with South African Tomas Scheckter, at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

Kenny Brack sustained multiple fractures and is in a serious, but stable condition after colliding with South African Tomas Scheckter, at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday night.


On lap 187 of the 200 scheduled laps, Brack and Scheckter, the man he will be replacing at Target Chip Ganassi Racing team next year, made contact on the back straight, sending Brack into the air, and then into the catch fencing in turn three.


The IRL safety team and track medical team removed the Team Rahal driver from the cockpit. Brack was airlifted to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.


"Brack is awake and alert. He is in serious but stable condition. He has incurred fractures of the right femur, fractures to his lumbar region, to his sternum and to both ankles. Surgery will be undertaken tonight on the right femur and to both ankles," a medical spokesman said.


The incident, which marred the finish of the championship-deciding race, occurred as the leaders were preparing for the final thrust. Brack had been running mid-field during this event, running as low as 19th from his 7th place starting spot. Team Rahal had helped him get back in with the lead pack, and he and Scheckter were battling for fourth place after the yellow for Richie Hearn's incident.


They made contact on the back straight and Brack's car disintegrated, with the engine flying one direction and the tub going another. Parts of Brack's undertray landed outside the track. After several laps trying to clean up the mess, Indy Racing League officials determined the race should be stopped.


"I don't know what happened," Scheckter said. "The main thing is my team-mate looks like he just won the Championship and I'm really proud of him. I'm really happy for the team."

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