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Scott Dixon walks away after massive Indy 500 crash splits car in half

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Posted at 1:35 PM, May 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-28 16:23:02-04

IndyCar Driver Scott Dixon walked away from a massive crash in the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 that left his car split in half.

It happened near turn two on lap 55 when Jay Howard hit the wall. Howard's car came back down the track and that's when Dixon hit Howard's car and went airborne.

Dixon's car came down on top of the SAFER-Barrier wall where it split in half. He was able to walk away from the crash.

The crash left the race red-flagged for nearly 20 minutes as crews fixed the catch fence and cleaned up debris. He was interviewed on ABC shortly after the crash.

"Just a little beaten up there, it was a rough ride," Dixon said. "I'm glad everybody is OK, it was definitely a wild ride."

Dixon sat on the pole for the race and had quite a week before the Indy 500. Last Sunday night, Dixon and Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at a Taco Bell just outside Indianapolis Motor Speedway.