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Kyle Kirkwood, Felix Rosenqvist Involved in Major Indy 500 Crash

Kyle Kirkwood and Felix Rosenqvist were involved in a hard-hitting crash on lap 184 of the NTT IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 on Sunday (May 28).

The incident began when Rosenqvist clipped the wall after getting loose in the dirty air from Josef Newgarden‘s No. 2 Chevrolet. A spinning Rosenqvist was then clipped by an oncoming Kirkwood, whose car spun into the turn 2 wall and flipped over on impact before sliding to a stop on the backstretch.

Kirkwood and Rosenqvist were quickly out of their cars and appeared to be mobile under their own power. Kirkwood mentioned pain in his knees over the radio to his team but was checked and released from the infield care center after the crash.

Kirkwood’s slide down the backstretch was captured by his onboard camera, showing the young Floridian’s visor come open after impact. Kirkwood was alert and mobile throughout the incident.

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The impact sheered the right-rear wheel from Kirkwood’s car, sending said wheel flying over the fencing and between the turn 2 grandstands and the VIP suite which sits at the exit of turn 2. The tire impacted a car parked near the Backyard Crossing golf course. No injuries in the area have been reported.

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Alex is the IndyCar Content Director at Frontstretch, having initially joined as an entry-level contributor in 2021. He also serves as Managing Director of The Asia Cable, a publication focused on the international affairs and politics of the Asia-Pacific region which he co-founded in 2023. With previous experience in China, Japan and Poland, Alex is particularly passionate about the international realm of motorsport and the politics that make the wheels turn - literally - behind the scenes.

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