- Russian rookie driver Mikhail Aleshin was in a stable condition Saturday after suffering head and chest injuries during a multiple-car crash ahead in practice for an IndyCar race.
Aleshin had already qualified when he was involved in a flying wreck on the final practice run of Friday night's schedule at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, 81 kilometres (50 miles) east of Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old from Moscow, who earlier this year became the first Russian to compete in the Indianapolis 500, was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
IndyCar doctor Terry Trammell said Aleshin's injuries included "fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle, a concussion and chest injuries".
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