Pace Car Crashes at Detroit Grand Prix; Hunter-Reay and Dixon Win
DETROIT, Mich.--The pace car crashed into the wall just moments before the green flag came down at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday.
The driver lost control of the car going over a big bump exiting Turn 2, spun into the inside wall and then slid back across the track. No injuries were reported.
That pace car is a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and is valued at approximately $123,000.
Mark Reuss, General Motors Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, was behind the wheel of the car, while IndyCar representative Mark Sandy was in the passenger seat where the airbag deployed.
Both were taken to the infield care center where, according to IndyCar, they were each checked and cleared.
— IndyCar on NBC (@IndyCaronNBC) June 3, 2018
— Champweb (@champwebdotnet) June 3, 2018
Ryan Hunter-Reay won the 2nd race at the Detroit Grand Prix, which snapped a 42-race winless streak for him. Hunter-Reay was trailing teammate Alexander Rossi, but Rossi locked up his brakes and rolled into the runoff area. Hunter-Reay passed him and won by nearly 12 seconds.
Scott Dixon won the 1st race.
— Alexander Rossi (@AlexanderRossi) June 3, 2018