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Saturday, August 16

Wood stable, undergoing surgery
Associated Press

SPARTA, Ky. -- Tom Wood, a driver on the Indy Racing League Infiniti Pro Series circuit, was injured in a crashed Saturday during the Kentucky 100 at Kentucky Speedway.

Wood crashed on lap 52 of the 67-lap race, when his car and a car driven by Brandon Erwin touched heading into the third turn.

Wood, 46, was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. IRL medical services director Henry Bock said Wood had fractures to his middle back, right knee, right foot and both ankles. Wood had full feeling in his extremities and was scheduled to undergo surgery Saturday night.

Wood is from Calgary, Alberta.

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