Veekay, Ilott and Grosjean out

Veekay, Ilott and Grosjean out

Attrition is a part of every indianapolis 500. This year’s race was no exception. Here’s a list of every accident that occurred during Sunday’s race.

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Lap 39: Rinus VeeKay crashes in turn 2

Rinus VeeKay, the third-place starter, became the first driver of the day to make contact with the wall. VeeKay had recently finished his first green-flag pit stop and was running in the third position when his car snapped and crashed into the Turn 2 wall. The Dutch driver climbed out of his car under his own power and was taken to the infield medical center. He was checked and released not long afterward.

VeeKay was the first of three drivers to crash within the first 100 laps. A combination of wind, heat and rain made conditions difficult throughout the two weeks of practice leading up to the race. VeeKay described the track as “a little dusty” after leaving the medical center.

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