4:23 p.m. - Lap 193
Helio Castroneves is still in the top spot followed by Dan
Wheldon and Danica Patrick.
4:05 p.m. - Lap 173
Raphael Motos tried to pass Vitor Meira while going into the
high side of turn one. Both cars locked wheels and Meira took a
hard head-on hit. The crash sent Meira's car into the wall on it's
side for quite a distance after the crash.
Meira, the runner-up last year, was taken off the track on a
stretcher. Track officials said he was alert but feeling pain.
Matos walked away from the car with help from track personnel.
24-Hour News 8's Chris Wilson is at the infield medical center.
He reports Meira was taken to Methodist Hospital with back
3:53 p.m. - Lap 161
The yellow flag is out after Justin Wilson crashed into the wall
at Turn 1.
3:40 p.m. - Lap 144
Pole winner Helio Castroneves manuevers himself into the top
spot, passing Scott Dixon.
3:30 p.m. - Lap 135
Vitor Meira came in for a pit stop and at some point a there was
fuel spill. Moments later his car was engulfed in flames. His crew
was able to quickly put out the fire and he took off to rejoin the
3:11 p.m.- Lap 114
Scott Dixon is still in the top spot. Dario Franchitti isn't far
behind in the number two spot. He's followed by Will Power, Helio
Castroneves, and Raphael Motos. Danica Patrick has moved back to
2:47 p.m. - Lap 99
Tony Kanaan was running 3rd in Sunday's race when his car hit
the wall hard coming out of the third turn on the 98th lap. It
appeared Kannan's car malfunctioned causing him to smash into the
wall. Kanaan was taken to the infield medical center to be checked
out. A 24-Hour News 8 crew observed Kanaan limping out of the
"The car broke big time and...I just went for a wide right. I've
got to thank the safety team for the great effort and, this car has
been so safe. I mean, hitting the wall at 190 mph and I'm here
standing...so I gotta be thankful," said Kanaan.
This was Kanaan's 8th start in the Indy 500. He's lead every
race at least one lap except for this race. And, he was the pole
winner in 2005. His best finish was second to Buddy Rice in
2:32 p.m. - Lap 84
Davey Hamilton crashed in lap 84. It's the 4th crash in the race
so far. Hamilton didn't appear to be injured.
2:22 p.m. - Lap 75
Scott Dixon is at the head of the pack now. He's followed by
Dario Franchitti, Tony Kanaan, Raphael Motos and Danica Patrick
isn't that far behind in 5th place.
2:07 p.m. - Lap 56
AP - Graham Rahal crashed in the 56th lap of the Indy 500. The
son of former Indy winner Bobby Rahal started 4th and was running
5th when his car went high coming out of the 4th turn and hit the
wall. He was not injured. It's the second year in a row Rahal has
been sidelined by a crash. Last year, as a 19-year-old rookie, he
crashed on the 37th lap, also in the 4th turn.
"It's so disappointing," Rahal said. It's frustrating for
me...feels like deja vu from last year."
Rahal didn't pass up the chance to criticize Milka Duno, who he
was driving behind just before the crash.
"This is the stuff that happens when you have people that drive
like that," Rahal said of Duno's slow speed.
1:50 p.m. - Lap 35
Dario Franchitti isn't letting go of the lead. And, Helio
Castroneves has drifted back to 4th place.
1:35 p.m. - Lap 21
Ryan Hunter-Reay hit the outside wall during Lap 21. Hunter-Reay
in car #21 is out the race and will finish 31st.
"It was completely my fault," Hunter-Reay said. "I think A.J.
(Foyt IV) was having some handling problems. I slowed down too
much, and I was just following too close. Once I got into his wake,
I was just a passenger."
1:32 p.m. - Lap 18
Dario Franchitti is leading the pack right now. Both Andretti
and Moraes were able to walk away from their wrecks uninjured.
AP - "The kid doesn't get it, and he never will," Andretti said,
blaming Moraes for the crash. "He's just clueless out there."
When a TV crew told Moraes what Andretti had to say, Moraes was
"I know that he hit me," he said. "I was in the front, I was
holding my line and he hit me."
And with that, Moraes said he was off to pit road to talk to
1:14 p.m. - Lap 1
Before the first lap was completed, Mario Moraes and Marco
Andretti crashed into each other. Both are reportedly done for the
24-Hour News 8 talked to Moreas after the race. He said, "He was
in my back, I don't know I'm going to ask him because he was in my
back so he knows what happened."