Horrific 200mph Indy 500 crash

Horror Indy 500 crash

RACE driver Scott Dixon was sent flying through the air at 200mph at the Indy 500 – but miraculously walked away unhurt.

Dixon and Brit Jay Howard came together on the bend and the former’s car was sent flying into the air.

Replays showed Howard losing control and going straight into the barrier before bouncing back in front of Dixon’s car.

Dixon was sent spinning into the air and his car smashed into the opposite barrier but both drivers appear to be ok.

Debris was left scattered across the track as officials waved the red flag and the race was stopped on lap 55 of the 200 lap race.

Indy 500 horror crash
Indy 500 horror crash

Howard felt he was shoved into the wall by another driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and he lost control of the car when the front right suspension broke on impact.

Both drivers somehow escaped unscathed but Howard was furious with how his race had come to an end.

Howard told ESPN: ”We ended up a couple of laps down because we ran out of fuel in the first stint and we were out there just trying to pick up some laps and try to salvage something from the race and Ryan Hunter-Reay gets a run on me.

“I lift and let him go, trying to be the nice guy and he moves right over on me and puts me out in the grey and all the marbles.

“The rest is history and he causes a massive accident.

“To say I’m unhappy is an understatement. It all happened way too quickly.

Indy 500 horror crash
Indy 500 horror crash

“I let Hunter-Reay go, tried to tuck in behind him but he pushed me out in the marbles. I was just a passenger at that point.

“I’m fine. Credit to IndyCar, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dallara, Holmatro Safety Team and everyone involved in building the car.

“I’m fine and it’s thanks to them. I’m really glad Scott is okay as he was a victim of this so it sucks.”

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