Driver in Serious Condition after Antioch Speedway Crash

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    NBC Bay Area
    Champion sprint car driver Peter Murphy was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center with serious injuries. He is still in critical condition.

    A champion sprint car driver remains in the hospital in serious condition after a horrific crash at the Antioch speedway.

    The rollover crash happened last night during the King of the West race.

    Peter Murphy was airlifted to John Muir Medical Center with serious injuries.

    Officials say he was trapped in the car for 40 minutes while fire crews tried to free him from the wreckage.

    Nearly 2,000 fans witnessed the crash, which is one of the largest crowds at the Antioch Speedway.