Crashes, caution flags dominate 92nd Indianapolis 500
INDIANAPOLIS -- It's been a hard day for the rookies at the 92nd Indianapolis 500.
The latest victim is
"It could have been a lot worse," Lloyd said.
The yellow flag allowed teams to pit under caution as teams set their strategy for the final pit stop later in the race.
Further down pit lane,
"I'm very disappointed, I did what I could do but the big thing now is to thank everybody possible for getting me back out front and do what I love to do," Scheckter said after shaking each crew members' hand.
By the end of that lap, Meira had passed Dixon to take over the lead.
After 400 miles, it was Meira, Dixon,
Could this be the start of an Andretti Green Racing "Family Feud?"
Earlier, young Andretti was involved in a bit of controversy when he tried to pass teammate Kanaan on the inside. Kanaan was the race leader and his car had slid high in the third turn wall after he had to turn away from Andretti to keep from taking both drivers out of the race. That sent cars into the "gray" area of the race track, where little pellets of tire rubble produce what is known as "marbles."
Dixon was able to get by as did Marco Andretti as the fifth yellow flag of the race is being displayed.
Kanaan was not happy with his teammate, Andretti, who went to the inside of Kanaan's car and that forced him up the track.
"He better be sorry, it was a very stupid move, especially on a teammate," Kanaan said. "Me being a teammate, I didn't want to turn into him because it would have taken out two cars on the team. As usual, I'm the leader at halfway and don't win the race.
"My God, I feel so sorry for
The driver from Brazil was the leader of Sunday's 92nd running at Indy at the halfway point of the race -- but six laps later, Kanaan's car slid of the third turn and was T-boned by
Kanaan's car had slid high in the third turn wall after he had a problem on the backstretch. That sent cars into the "gray" area of the race track, where little pellets of tire rubble produce what is known as "marbles."
Indy 500 pole winner
"TK was surprised that Marco Andretti was there," said team owner
But that set up an opportunity for Kanaan three laps later when he passed both Dixon and Wheldon to take the lead. Kanaan has been in the lead of every Indy 500 he has ever raced in beginning in 2002. He entered Sunday's race with 202 laps led in the Indy 500 but has never taken the victory.
Kanaan was in front of Wheldon, Dixon, AGR teammate
There were four yellow flags in the first 100 laps, including debris off
It continues to be smooth sailing for the Target/Chip Ganassi Racing duo of
The two drivers have dominated the 92nd Indianapolis 500, running 1-2 through most of the first 85 laps, which featured four caution flags.
The top five at that point were Dixon, Wheldon,
Then there was
Camara crashed in the first week of practice leading up to Pole Day at the start of the month. That crash kept him off the track for most of the first week while the car was repaired and rain washed out several days of practice.
Then on the 80th lap of today's race, Camara had two hard hits against the wall. He slammed hard into the Turn 1 wall, bounced off and slid down the south short chute, then crashed hard into the second turn wall.
Camara was able to climb out of the race car without assistance.
Indy 500 pole winner
The driver from Auckland, New Zealand, was ahead of Target/Chip Ganassi Racing teammate
The Indy 500 has greatly benefited from a "unified" IndyCar Series as fans have flocked back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway making this the premier race of the day as even NASCAR President and CEO
France was on the starting grid in the moments leading up to the start of the 500.
The good news for Castroneves, who is as famous for his
Castroneves drove into the pits, had the front nose replaced, got an adjustment of wing angle and left in 15th position while Roth's crumpled car was still being tended to on pit lane.
Foyt, the grandson of four-time Indy 500 winner
Foyt got out of his race car and banged his fist repeatedly on the sidepod of his car. He is out of the race.
Foyt's flare-up came during the second caution of the race when 19-year-old
At the front of the field are the two Target/Chip Ganassi cars driven by Indy 500 pole winner
At lap 54, Dixon and Wheldon were the top two cars followed by