MANTORP PARK, Sweden -- Kenny Brack made his long-awaited comeback Saturday, finishing fifth in a sports car race in his home country 11 months after he nearly died in a crash on a Texas track.
Brack, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 1999, drove a guest car in the season finale at the Porsche Carrera Cup, a Scandinavian racing class. It was his first race in Sweden since 1992.
"It was no easy decision to make since I still don't feel fully recovered from the accident yet," Brack said.
Brack was left with a broken back and multiple fractures in the crash at Texas Speedway in Fort Worth last Oct. 12. The 38-year-old Swede still hopes to make it back to IndyCar racing.
"I wish the recovery would go even faster so I could take a decision about my IndyCar future, but considering the injuries I sustained I'm very pleased to have gotten this far at this point of time," he said.
Brack will race again Sunday on the same track before returning to the United States next week.
The Porsche Carrera Cup has lured such drivers as former Formula One champion Mika Hakkinen and former Formula One and CART driver Stefan Johansson.
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