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The crash started when Jay Howard lost control on lap 53 of the 200-lap race and Dixon slammed into him at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Dixon’s car then flew into the air and crashed on top of an inside retaining wall, tearing the car apart. But the tub containing Dixon remained intact and he walked away from the crash. Howard also was not hurt.
“A little bit beaten up, ” Dixon said in a television interview following the crash. “Glad everybody was OK. Definitely a wild ride.”
As Dixon’s car was in the air, Helio Castroneves’ car drove under him.
“I saw they were flying, I ducked, I closed my eyes, ” Castroneves said.
“When I opened [them], I was in the grass” and Castroneves’ car had a damaged front wing, said Castroneves, who eventually finished a close second behind winner Takuma Sato.
The race was stopped for 18 minutes under a red flag so that track workers could repair part of the safety fencing that was ripped open by the impact of Dixon’s car.