29 May, 2017
In the end, Takuma Sato of Japan won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Fernando Alonso exits after engine failure. The destroyed race auto then bounced back on the track, landing cockpit first, then on its wheels, with the back of the vehicle destroyed.
Luckily Brisbane-born Dixon's vehicle came down bottom first on the inside wall after being unceremoniously flung into the air.
Dixon and Howard were cleared and released a short time after being checked at the infield medical center. Miraculously, the New Zealander walked away from the wreck.
Flames momentarily spewed from the flying vehicle as it disintegrated on impact.
Both Dixon and Howard climbed out of their cars under their own power. He also managed to walk away, and the AP reports he placed blame for the whole thing on driver Ryan Hunter-Reay. "Just a wild ride". It's tough. I was hoping Jay would stay against the wall but I had picked the direction and I was unlucky. "There's nowhere else to try to avoid them". He exited infield care and wanted to talk about the strength of his vehicle rather than a wild ride that could have potentially ended his life. "You hold on and believe in the safety progress we've made".More news: 1 killed, 24 arrested in fresh violence in Saharanpur after Mayawati's rally
" I am fine - just a little beaten up there".
Dixon probably summed up the crash better than anyone, of course: "It was a wild ride".
"I'm glad everybody's OK". We had a great shot.
Scott Dixon has walked away from a massive accident that left his auto torn in half on lap 53 of the Indianapolis 500.