Dixon survives horrific crash at Indy 500

Sato, who entered the race with one IndyCar victory on his resume, claimed the sport's biggest prize and in the process denied Helio Castroneves a record- equalling fourth Indy 500 win and a place in the Brickyard's most exclusive club.

During Sunday's Indianapolis 500, Scott Dixon was involved in a horrific crash in which his vehicle went airborne, landed on the wall, was smashed to bits and partially caught fire.

Jay Howard hit the wall coming out of Turn 2 and rolled through the middle of the straightaway with a broken vehicle, with his right front suspension askew.

His vehicle went slightly under Dixon's left side causing Dixon's car to be lifted up and start flipping into the air
His vehicle went slightly under Dixon's left side causing Dixon's car to be lifted up and start flipping into the air

Dixon amazingly walked away injury-free from Sunday's wreck after slamming his vehicle into the back of another driver Jay Howard, sending his auto hurtling into the air before bouncing off the barriers. Howard was not hurt.

Dixon's Chip Ganassi Racing machine was destroyed in the incident, with the engine and rear suspension detaching itself from the main chassis, but luckily the New Zealander was quickly out of the auto, as was Howard.

"Just a little beaten up", said Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 victor in a trackside interview. I'm just glad everybody is OK.

More news: House intel panel to issue subpoenas for Flynn material

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.

Dixon's auto went airborne, twisted, then flipped over before landing sidefirst on the SAFER Barrier on the inside of the track. It started to turn down, but I'd already picked that way to go.

"I lifted, trying to be a nice guy. There's nowhere else to try to avoid them". I was just a passenger at that point.

More news: Snapchat lets you create shared Stories with friends

"It was a wild ride for sure", Dixon said. "You make those decisions, which way to go".

Bourdais, who was at the track Sunday, joined Franchitti in visiting Dixon at the care center.

The spectacular crash followed an incident involving Sebastien Bourdais during qualifying weekend, when he wiggled twice going through the same corner and hit the wall.

More news: Liverpool bid €75million for Monaco teenage sensation — In Focus

"It was", Dixon said, "a wild ride".


Popular
  • Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

    Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

    Burr says the committee is "very specific" about what it's asking in an attempt to pressure Flynn to turn over documents. Flynn's lawyer's interpretation of taking the Fifth", said Ranking Member Sen. " I don't know .

    Hassan Rouhani wins second term as Iran president

    But the deal has serious opponents in the USA , where President Donald Trump and the Congress are reviewing their options. Ahmadi says the Interior Ministry hopes to have final results later Saturday.

    Mourinho seals winning record on 250th Premier League game

    Ronald de Boer, the manager, showed a lot of faith in me, helped me a lot and I developed myself as a person and as a player. Marouane Fellaini is the question mark; we wait for today's scans, we decided not to do it yesterday.
  • Sean Hannity's Seth Rich Obsession Just Cost Him An Advertiser

    Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity spoke during a campaign rally, in March 2016, for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sean Hannity says there's "an attempt to take me out" as advertisers jump ship.
    CBO: 23 Million More Uninsured Under House GOP O'Care Repeal Bill

    CBO: 23 Million More Uninsured Under House GOP O'Care Repeal Bill

    President Trump invited House Republicans to the White House to celebrate their passage of the American Health Care Act . The CBO is a nonpartisan agency that analyses how proposed bills could impact the federal budget and the economy.

    Tornado watch is issued

    Small hail and brief funnel clouds will be possible, as well as frequent cloud-to-ground lightning with the stronger storms. The agency has received several reports of down trees and power lines, but so far no injuries have been reported.
  • Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

    Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

    Montana is one of the most dependent states on federal money, partly because about 50 percent of Montana is public land. The Progressive Turnout Project, for example, has spent $14,825 on employees to get out the vote for Quist.

    Man dies in California botulism outbreak from nacho-cheese

    So, overall, foodborne botulism isn't a common health threat you need to worry about in your day-to-day life. In the California case, the cheese manufacturer says the toxin was not found in the cheese product.
    Chinese military planes intercept US aircraft

    Chinese military planes intercept US aircraft

    Such incidents have occurred occasionally over and within the South China Sea, which China claims virtually in its entirety. The WC-135 has been regularly deployed on routine missions in Northeast Asia, according to the official.
  • Gas prices are relatively low as the Memorial Day weekend begins

    Gas prices are relatively low as the Memorial Day weekend begins

    California leapfrogged Hawaii, where regular averaged $3.06, to become the most expensive state for gas at $3.10 for regular. USA oil production from shale rock has soared since January, offsetting OPEC's cuts and keeping a lid on oil prices.
    Elvis Week to feature concerts, auction, candlelight vigil

    Elvis Week to feature concerts, auction, candlelight vigil

    Elvis Presley traveled in style, needless to say. "It's been five or six years since there have been any tours of it", said Stark. The jet has been sitting on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico for over 30 years with red velvet seats and a redshag carpet.
    Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

    Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

    If it works, it could help persuade merchants to increase their digital marketing budgets. Now, Google wants to make AMP the standard for ads across the mobile web.

CONNECT