INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar driver Mike Conway was flown to an Indianapolis hospital for evaluation following a horrific crash at the end of the Indy 500.
Conway was battling Ryan Hunter-Reay for position between turns three and four when the two collided. The 26-year-old Englishman's No. 24 car flew up into the catch fence then fell back toward the track, nearly taking out defending champion Helio Castroneves.
Hunter-Reay said he had run of gas and had "nowhere to go." Earlier in the race, Hunter-Reay bumped Dixon in the pits. In that incident, Hunter-Reay said he tore ligaments in his right thumb and will have surgery on Monday.
Conway complained of a left leg injury following the wreck. He was immediately taken to Methodist Hospital for evaluation. He was flown because of the heavy post-race traffic.
Conway, who led briefly in the later stages of the race, finished 19th.