Watch: Driver Survives Terrifying Crash That Sends Race Car Flying

A race car driver managed to climb out of his car practically unscathed after being involved in a fiery crash that brought the Indianapolis 500, or Indy 500, to a brief stop.

Incredible footage of the crash, posted on Twitter, shows the moment Jay Howard’s car bounced off a wall, skid and crashed into Scott Dixon’s vehicle, sending it airborne. Mr Dixon’s vehicle then briefly slid along the safety fencing on the inside of the track. Debris from his car went flying across the race track and flames briefly shot out from its back end.

Both drivers were checked and cleared by medical professionals after the crash.

Mr Dixon, of New Zealand, won the Indy 500 in 2008. This clip shows the crash as it happened from his point of view.

This clip is from the on-board camera in the car ahead of Mr Dixon.

Mr Dixon took to Twitter to reassure fans of his well-being, tweeting it was a “wild ride.”


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