Five hours after walking away uninjured from a spectacular crash in practice for the Indy 500, Helio Castroneves returned to the 2.5-mile oval in his back-up car.
Castroneves had just turned a lap of 219.183 mph when the No. 3 Shell Chevrolet spun while running near the bottom of the racetrack in Turn 1 and made left-side contact with the SAFER Barrier.
The car became airborne and landed on the airbox before coming to rest on all four wheels.
"The car was really good and I am very blessed,” said Castroneves, who was examined at the IU Health Emergency Medical Center. “The good news is the impact wasn't very strong and the landing was smooth as well. In all aspects, I have to say I was very lucky there was no big shunt.”
With about 15 minutes left in the session, Castroneves returned to the track and turned another 10 laps with a best speed of 226.670 mph.