Castroneves suffers minor injuries in stock car crash in Brazil

Helio Castroneves suffers minor injuries after crashing his Brazilian stock car this weekend.

Current IZOD IndyCar championship leader Helio Castroneves is OK after a practice crash in a stock car in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil.

The driver made heavy contact with two walls on the left side of his car, but was able to climb out under his owner power. Castroneves was stretchered away from the scene for evaluation.

The three time Indy 500 winner has cuts on his legs and a sore neck and back, but is in good spirits, saying "Thanks for the support. The pain killers make me fell good. The good news I didn't break anything," on Twitter.

Video of Castroneves' crash

Speculation is that Castroneves should be fine to drive in the next round of the IndyCar schedule in Sonoma Aug. 25.

The accident brings up the question of whether full time drivers competing in premiere series should be participating in other events, after news of Tony Stewart's sprint car accident, which broke two bones in his leg Monday of this week.

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Series Stock car , IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Helio Castroneves
Article type Breaking news
Tags brazil, castroneves, crash, fire, helio, injuries, stock car, tony stewart