O'Ward uninjured in heavy Indy 500 practice crash

O'Ward uninjured in heavy Indy 500 practice crash

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O'Ward uninjured in heavy Indy 500 practice crash

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Rookie Patricio O’Ward escaped injury in a hard crash Thursday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

In an accident reminiscent of Felix Rosenvqist’s on Wednesday, O’Ward got low going through Turn 2 shortly before 12:30 p.m. and drilled the outside SAFER barrier with the front of his Dallara/Chevy at a 45-degree angle. The nose cone collapsed, as designed, as the car slammed into the wall with the left front, and as the car came off the wall it became airborne and nearly tipped over before eventually landing right-way up.

The 20-year-old Mexican driver emerged from the wreckage unharmed, but his car was badly damaged and it’s not known whether the Carlin team has a backup available.

 

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