Helio Castroneves uninjured after crash in Indianapolis 500 practice
Indy car driver Helio Castroneves was able to walk away after he flipped his car over during a practice run for the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday afternoon.
Dave Furst of WRTV-6 in Indianapolis reported after the crash that Castroneves was uninjured, and has been cleared to drive. Castroneves' car hit the wall before spinning out and flipping over. The car eventually landed in an upright position. According to WTHR Channel 13, Castroneves "spent several minutes in the car before walking away on his own. He went to the infield medical center to be checked out."
Roger Penske told Furst that he "doesn't think anything broke on the car" before the accident, and said he "adjusted the sway bar moments before the spin."
The crash can be seen below:
Castroneves’s wreck came on the same day that he was penalized eight points in the drivers standings by the IndyCar Series for causing a crash during the first lap of the Grand Prix of Indianapolis last weekend. He finished sixth and after the penalty is currently third in the standings with 153 points behind Juan Pablo Montoya (171) and Will Power (166).