IndyCar Houston Grand Prix Auto Racing
  • IndyCar Houston Grand Prix Auto Racing
  • Safety team members work to remove Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, from his car after a crash during the second IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)
  • Image Credit: Associated Press
  • IndyCar Houston Grand Prix Auto Racing
  • Safety team members work to remove Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, from his car after a crash during the second IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)
  • Image Credit: Associated Press
  • IndyCar Houston Grand Prix Auto Racing
  • Safety team members work to remove Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, from his car after a crash during the second IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)
  • Image Credit: Associated Press
  • IndyCar Houston Grand Prix Auto Racing
  • Safety team members work to remove Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, from his car after a crash during the second IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)
  • Image Credit: Associated Press
  • IndyCar Houston Grand Prix Auto Racing
  • Safety team members work to remove Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, from his car after a crash during the second IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)
  • Image Credit: Associated Press
  • IndyCar Houston Grand Prix Auto Racing
  • Safety team members load driver Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, into an ambulance after a crash during the second IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)
  • Image Credit: Associated Press
  • IndyCar Houston Grand Prix Auto Racing
  • Safety team members load driver Dario Franchitti, of Scotland, into an ambulance after a crash during the second IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston auto race, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Juan DeLeon)
  • Image Credit: Associated Press
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This past weekend turned out to be a devastating one in terms of severe motorsports crashes. In addition to a monster truck accident in Mexico that left eight dead and a scary incident in the American Le Mans Series race at Virginia International Raceway that luckily everyone walked away from, the IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston had its own horrific crash to deal with. In the closing laps of the second race, Dario Franchitti made contact with a slower driver, which catapulted his racecar up into t