Scott Dixon suffered one of the most insane crashes at the 2017 Indy 500 that also involved another driver, Jay Howard.
The most shocking part is that both drivers walked off the crash with no significant injuries.
If you were to watch the replays that are available online on many websites or YouTube, then you’ll see how bad the crash was that left both drivers intact with only cases of minor injuries.
There are so many more photos from different angles that show before and after Dixon’s car went airborne and was left in a wreck.
We can’t forget the crash pictures or videos, and once you see it, there is no going back. And all we can say is that was the hand of God that saw both drivers only get kicked out of the race.
How did Scott Dixon Indy 500 crash happen?
Dixon, the four-time IndyCar Series Champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner, finished 17th on that race. His car was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was flown into the air and left in a wreck as well as shredded to pieces.
How did it all happen?
In the first half of the race, No.7 Honda driven by Jay Howard lost control coming through Turn 1 and hit the exterior wall and bounced back to the inside of the track, missing Tony Kanaan’s car before slamming into No.9 Chip Ganassi Racing car driven by Scott Dixon.
The force of the high-speed impact sent Dixon’s car airborne and into the catch fence of the track. On its way down, it hit the solid barrier and continued spinning into the air as it fell apart.
We could see some flames that burst out before the car settled down, and fans cheered as Dixon got off the shredded car.
Here is what Dixon had to say after seeing the replays of the horrible crash.
“Extremely lucky in that scenario, and hopefully if I’m ever in something like that again that I’m lucky, too. It’s the unfortunate part of our business, but the passion and love I have for the sport far outweigh any of those scenarios.”
What was on Scott Dixon’s mind during the crash?
The car ripped off, and the only thing left out was for Dixon to walk out the crash unharmed since the car landed upright. He was so lucky to be alive and unharmed and walk out with a minor case of a sore ankle.
Here is what Dixon said immediately after the incident.
“At that point, everything just slows down so much that it actually felt like it took a couple of minutes to get through that whole crash. I remember seeing Jay, realizing I couldn’t really turn away from it, hitting him, being airborne, looking down and thinking, ‘Wow, I’m really high.”
“When I finally landed. I was sitting up looking at the crowd, and I saw the whole back of a car missing, and I was like, ‘Wow, I hope that person’s OK.’ When I got out, I actually realized it was my car.”
Dixon explained that he was not going to quit the game since that crash couldn’t overcome the love he has for the sport.
“This is a pretty safe sport; people think we’re absolutely crazy for doing what we do. I guess we are partly, maybe not wired quite right upstairs. … But let’s put it this way: Horse riding is more dangerous than this. So we sometimes have to take a step back and put things in perspective. We can’t help it. We have a passion for this place, regardless of the risks. This is what we love doing.”