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Franchitti suffers broken ankle

Dario Franchitti
Scotland's Franchitti is driving in his first Nascar series

Scotsman Dario Franchitti broke his ankle in the Nascar developmental series Aaron's 312 race in Talladega.

In his first season in Nascar, the Indy Car champion and Indianapolis 500 winner wrecked his Dodge when he lost the right rear tyre on the 10th lap.

Franchitti's car slammed into the wall and span down the track before it was rammed by Larry Gunselman's vehicle.

X-rays confirmed the 34-year-old fractured his left ankle but it is not clear how long he will be out for.

see also
Franchitti decides on Nascar move
03 Oct 07 |  Motorsport
Franchitti captures IndyCar title
09 Sep 07 |  Motorsport
Scot Franchitti clinches Indy 500
27 May 07 |  Motorsport

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