October 14, 2003 |
After one of the most frightening accidents in Indy car history left Kenny Brack with multiple injuries Sunday, the Swedish driver was in serious but stable condition Monday as he recuperated from surgery in a Dallas hospital. "It was great to see how Kenny was in such good condition after the surgery," said Bobby Rahal, owner of Brack's car. "He came through with flying colors. The doctors are very optimistic."
November 18, 2002 |
Kenny Brack used a pit stop under a yellow flag Sunday to win the Mexico Grand Prix, getting his first victory of the year in the final race of the Championship Auto Racing Teams season. Series champion Cristiano da Matta finished second while pole-sitter Bruno Junqueira recovered from a bad start to finish third. The victory put Brack in seventh place in the point standings. Junqueira, Brack's Chip Ganassi teammate, earned $500,000 for finishing second in the CART series.
May 24, 1997 |
Rick Galles' crew earned $40,000 for beating Eddie Cheever's team in the Coors Indy Pit Stop Challenge. With Kenny Brack in the driver's seat, the Galles crew changed four tires and simulated a fuel-hose connection in 14.284 seconds. Cheever's group, with Eddie himself in the cockpit, took 15.133 seconds. The runners-up won $10,000. It was Galles' second consecutive victory and the Albuquerque, N.M., team's fifth in the past nine years.
May 22, 2005 |
Last Monday evening, Kenny Brack was home in Upper Arlington, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, planning for the next gig with his rock band, Kenny Brack and the Subwoofers, when the phone rang. It was Bobby Rahal calling. "How about coming to Indy and driving Buddy Rice's car for us in the 500?" the co-owner of Rahal Letterman Racing said. Brack put down his guitar and started packing. It had been nearly two years since a horrifying crash had nearly taken his life.
May 19, 2005 |
Kenny Brack returned the favor for Buddy Rice when the 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner was named Wednesday to replace last year's winner in the No. 15 Rahal Letterman Panoz-Honda for next week's race. A year ago it was Rice winning the 500 as a sub for Brack, who had suffered multiple injuries in an accident at Texas Motor Speedway at the end of the 2003 season. Brack has not raced in an Indy car since, but after five laps was up to 220 mph and had a 225.774 before he called it a day.
May 31, 1999 |
One of the most tantalizing races in modern Indianapolis 500 history turned on a splash of fuel Sunday. Robby Gordon needed it. Kenny Brack didn't. With one lap remaining and Gordon apparently headed for the checkered flag at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the off-road racing veteran from Orange, Calif., abruptly turned down pit row for enough methanol to go the final 2 1/2 miles. Brack, a soft-spoken Swedish driver recruited by A.J.