Sport Pace car crashes at IndyCar Detroit, delays start of race

23:51  03 june  2018
23:51  03 june  2018 Source:   thecomeback.com

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The pace car crashed leaving the pits on the out laps to the 2nd race of the 2018 Indycar race in Detroit .

Опубликовано: 3 июн. 2018 г. Woah. Pace Car Crashes at Detroit - Indycar 2018. IndyCar 2018. Race 2 Detroit Grand Prix.

The pace car crashed at the start of Sunday's Detroit Grand Prix.© Provided by Comeback Media Pace car crash

Race delays because of crashes are relatively common, but it’s weird to see a delay come from the pace car crashing. That’s what happened Sunday ahead of the second race of IndyCar’s Dual in Detroit at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, though.

The car was reportedly being driven by GM executive Mark Reuss at the time of the crash:

The passenger-side airbag deployed, and there was a delay while the track was cleared:

Alexander Rossi’s car went through the debris and continued on, but the others stopped. So officials then sent the other cars that did stop for the crash around to equalize the fuel. With a backup pace car.

And there was a further delay while tires were checked for debris damage:

That’s one of the more unusual starts to a race you’ll ever see.


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