Watch the Scariest Crash of the Indy 500

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

It wouldn’t be an intense motorsport event without a scary accident.

After claiming the pole for the 2017 Taco Bell, Scott Dixon ended up not being able to finish the race after getting involved in a crash with Jay Howard. The crash happened when Howard lost control on lap 53 of the race, with Dixon slamming into him before flying into the air and crashing on top of an inside retaining wall. Dixon’s car was torn apart as a result of the accident, but the tub did its job remaining intact and both drivers were fortunately able to walk away without any injuries.

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The race was stopped for 18 minutes under a red flag and both drivers have already been checked, cleared, and released following the accident. It caps off a strange week for Dixon, who was also robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru, just hours after claiming the pole.

REPLAY: @scottdixon9 checked, cleared, and released after this turn 1 incident during the #Indy500 at @IMS. #INDYCAR

— IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) May 28, 2017

REPLAY: @scottdixon9 incident in turn 1 at @IMS #Indy500 #INDYCAR

— IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) May 28, 2017

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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