Scott Dixon and Buddy Lazier are both reportedly OK after two hard crashes at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
Dixon’s crash came on Lap 53 when, after contact with Jay Howard, his No. 9 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda went airborne and landed on the inside SAFER barrier, ripping the rear of the car off.
Dixon was checked, cleared and released from the infield care center but started to limp so returned to get a walking boot fitted. He later posted a photo to Twitter letting his followers know that despite the “wild ride,” he’s ready to move “onto the Championship” as IndyCar races at Detroit this weekend.
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Meanwhile, Lazier was involved in a single-car wreck coming off of Turn 2 later in the race. He hit the outside wall hard and the 49-year old was taken to a local hospital following his crash with chest discomfort. Fortunately, Lazier was released from the hospital later in the evening.