Dixon's eventful Indy includes pole, robbery and crash
- Author: Megan Austin May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 9:07
At the time of the crash - 55 laps into the 200-lap race - two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso was in the lead of his first Indianapolis 500.
Dixon went low to avoid the crash, but it ended up being right in the way of Howard's vehicle.
IndyCar driver Scott Dixon gets airborne after colliding with Jay Howard in the Indianapolis 500. Howard was not hurt. It's seriously wonderful that Jay Howard and Scott Dixon both walked away.
"I've seen little parts of it, not the whole replay at least, but yeah definitely a wild ride", Dixon said after leaving the medical centre.
"We were just out there trying to pick up some laps and Hunter-Reay got a run on me", Howard said.
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The race was red flagged on Lap 55 to allow safety teams to clean up a significant amount of debris from both cars, as well as to fix safety fencing on the inside of the track.
Not to mention Dixon's vehicle could've landed on top of Helio Castroneves, who as he tried to avoid the debris on the track, went low and went underneath the flying Dixon.
Former two-time Formula 1 World Champion Fernando Alonso is scored in first place, followed by last year's Indy 500 victor, Alexander Rossi and Takuma Sato. "I'm just bummed for the team, man".
"It's tough. I was hoping Jay would stay against the wall. There's nowhere else to try to avoid them". His auto was left in complete debris but amazingly the former 500 victor was able to walk away from the accident and called it "a wild ride".
'It's just a wild ride and you have to hold on and believe in the safety progress that we've made over the last many years'. The tub of his auto collapsed and Bourdais was left with a fractured pelvis, hip and ribs.