Cut tires to blame for Spencer Pigot's crash in Indy 500 practice
On Wednesday, rookie driver Spencer Pigot spun out in Turn 1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis during practice for next Sunday’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Later that night, the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver took to Twitter stating that a piece of debris that cut down both right-side tires is being blamed for the incident:
Fortunately, safety upgrades to the cars helped stop Pigot’s Honda from going airborne, like three cars did during practice for the Indianapolis 500 last year.
While Pigot was OK, he was not able to make it back out on track during the Wednesday session, and it was Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter-Reay who topped the times at 228.202 mph.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.