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SPARTA, Ky. (AP) _ Actor Jason Priestley was seriously injured Sunday when his race car crashed during a practice run for an auto race at the Kentucky Speedway.

Priestley, a former star of the ``Beverly Hills 90210'' television series, was flown by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

The nature of his injuries was not immediately available.

Priestley, who drives for Kelley Racing in the Infiniti Pro Series, was coming out of the second turn in the final practice when he crashed. He qualified second on Saturday behind series leader A.J. Foyt IV.