Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Mikhail Aleshin was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center after he was involved in a final practice crash at Auto Club Speedway Friday night. Aleshin had qualified eighth earlier in the day for Saturday night's MAVTV 500.
The Russian was conscious when taken to the hospital and complained of pain in his right shoulder and right foot according to INDYCAR orthopedist Dr. Terry Trammell. Aleshin was then diagnosed with a concussion, fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle and chest injuries.
Aleshin's No. 7 car turned below the white line in between Turns 3 and 4 and then spun up the track where Charlie Kimball's oncoming car collided with Aleshin's car. Aleshin's car then became airborne and made contact into the catch fence above the SAFER Barrier.
Kimball was checked and released from the infield medical center at Auto Club Speedway and has been cleared to race tomorrow night.
The 27-year-old rookie from Moscow is currently 15th in the driver standings coming into the season-finale. His best finish this season was a second place in Race 2 of the Houston doubleheader.
Aleshin is currently listed in serious but stable condition.
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