ARCA driver has surgery on both ankles after Talladega crash

ARCA driver Brad Smith underwent surgery for injuries to both ankles Friday night after a nasty accident during the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 at Talladega Superspeedway.

Late in Friday's race, as Austin Wayne Self's car spun out and skidded up the 2.66-mile trioval, Smith stayed in the gas to try and drive through. But he hit Self's car instead, resulting in an apparent stuck throttle that sent him careening toward an inside wall.

Smith's car got air from a drainage ditch and crushed the SAFER barrier-protected wall nearly head on, then rocketed back onto the track. It caught fire, but Smith was able to guide it back down onto the apron.

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