Brack's tribute to 'rising star'

Injured IRL IndyCar Series ace Kenny Brack, who escaped with his life from a huge crash at Texas a fortnight ago, has paid tribute to Tony Renna, who was killed in a devastating crash at Indianapolis earlier this week

Brack's tribute to 'rising star'

Brack, who was moved from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis to the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana on Thursday, said his thoughts were with Renna's family and friends. Renna was declared dead at the same hospital where Brack was being treated for his injuries.

"I would like to send my deepest sympathies to his fiancee Deb, Tony's family, friends and to the Target Chip Ganassi Racing Team," said Brack. "Tony was an up and coming star in the IndyCar Series and it is a shame to lose such a talent. He will be greatly missed."

The Swede, the 1998 IRL champion and 1999 Indy 500 winner, remains in satisfactory condition and will begin a rehabilitation programme for his variety of injuries which include a fractured right femur, a fractured sternum, a fractured lumbar vertebrae and fractures to both ankles.

"I'm starting to feel better each day," said Brack. "I feel good about going to the rehab center now. I know the rehab will be a long process but I plan to work hard and get back to my old self."

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