INDY 500 - James Davidson Hit Turn Two Wall at Indy.
Indianapolis - RIS - May 18, 2018 - Driver James Davidson, driving the number 33, AJ Foyt/Hollinger/Belardi, brought out the first significant yellow flag for the 102nd running of the Indy 500.
At 2:46 pm while going through turn two, the rear of the car stepped out just as the car went passed the mid-point of the turn. The car rotated to the left doing 180 degrees, hitting hard on its left side against the SAFER barrier.
Davidson got out of the car with assistance from the AMR Safety Team. He has been transported to the in-field car center.
The car appeared to have suffered moderate damage.
James Davidson has been checked, released, and cleared to drive.
Davidson had just turned a lap at 224.405, and had been running 32nd fastest over all.
The first incident yellow of the event came out yesterday for a brush of the wall by JR Hildebrand, driving the Dreyer & Reinbolt Racing number 66.
“Well, I guess I am part of the club now at Indy of drivers that slammed the wall,” said James Davidson after having been released from the in-field care center. “We were trying some things as we were on the bubble. Guess they didn’t work.
“Well, it wasn’t going to go faster with us just looking at it. We’ll be back.” The team is evaluating weather the car can be repaired for tomorrow.