INDIANAPOLIS -- Pole sitter Scott Dixon was involved in a terrifying wreck and is out of the Indianapolis 500.
Dixon's car struck the car of Jay Howard, who had slid into the outside wall and then careened back across the track.
Dixon's car then catapulted toward the inside barrier, where it landed and split in half. Pieces of his car were left strewn across the track in Turn 2 as his car slid to a halt.
Dixon was already moving before his wreck car came to a stop. He got out of the car on his own power to a roar from the crowd and stepped into a waiting ambulance for a trip to the infield care center.
REPLAY: @scottdixon9 checked, cleared, and released after this turn 1 incident during the #Indy500 at @IMS. #INDYCAR pic.twitter.com/gaD950M27F
— IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) May 28, 2017
Mangled car of @scottdixon9 after nasty crash #Indy500 pic.twitter.com/AZ4WRh1XZZ
— Brad Brown (@BradBrownTV) May 28, 2017
Dixon returned to the care center a few hours after the crash and left with a boot on his left leg.
WATCH FULL VIDEO OF THE CRASH IN VIDEO PLAYER ABOVE