Frightening wreck knocks Scott Dixon out of Indianapolis 500

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This was Howard's first race since the 2011 Indy 500, and he credited the safety advancements made to the series in his absence.

Japanese driver Takuma Sato celebrates his victory in the 101st Indy 500. All eyes will be on two-time F1 champion Fernando Alonso as the Spaniard makes a one-off debut. It went airborne over the auto of Helio Castroneves before hitting the top of the wall and flipping and landing with the wheels facing up.

James Hinchcliffe and Power were caught up in the carnage behind them.

Leading contender Scott Dixon was blown out of the Indianapolis 500 in explosive fashion Sunday when his auto was obliterated in a stunning high-speed crash.

Flames momentarily spewed from the flying auto as it disintegrated on impact.

Dixon's auto was shredded by the retaining wall, but the tub of the vehicle remained intact and the 2008 champion was able to climb out on his own to a roar from the crowd.

Howard was also able to walk away from the crash.

"Just a little beaten up", said Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 victor in a trackside interview. "You're hoping Jay is going to stay against the wall". But obviously with the impact he started to turn down.

"Definitely a wild ride", Dixon said after the crash. Big thanks to everyone for the safety advances we have.

Scott Dixon got in a terrifying crash just on Turn 2 of the Indianapolis 500!

"I'm OK, I was just a little beaten up there. We had a great shot".

Incredibly, both drivers were OK after the shunt, but the race was red flagged while barrier repairs and clearance took place.

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