INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Japanese driver Takuma Sato will have X-rays on a sore back after crashing in a morning practice session at Indianapolis.
Sato spun coming out of the second turn on the 2.5-mile oval, slid up the track and hit the outside wall with the rear of his No. 5 car. After being helped out of the car and walking around on the track, the former Formula One driver was taken to a local hospital with back pain. No additional details about his condition were immediately available.
The crash occurred about two hours before qualifying begins for the Indianapolis 500.