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Dario Franchitti Announces Retirement After Injuries Sustained in Crash

Prolific IndyCar Series driver Dario Franchitti announced his retirement on Thursday after sustaining two fractured vertebrae, a broken ankle and a concussion in an Oct. 6 crash at the Houston Grand Prix. UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 14, at 9 p.m. ET Jim Utter of the Charlotte Observer provides this statement from Franchitti:

“Since my racing accident in Houston, I have been in the expert care of some of the leading doctors and nurses, all of whom have made my health, my safety and my recovery their top priority. I am eternally grateful for the medical care I have received over the last several weeks. I'd also like to thank my family and friends for their unbelievable support.

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