INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis 500 rookie Conor Daly was involved in a crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday.
Daly got out of the car and appeared to be OK. Quickly after the crash, he spoke to reporters.
He was exiting Turn 1 when he struck a wall and his car went up at a 90-degree angle. Daly said the wind was getting tricky right before the crash.
"I didn't think it was that bad, and suddenly I was flying and I didn't know why," Daly said after the crash.
He called the incident "disappointing," saying drivers never want this to happen when they're a rookie.
"I'm pretty devastated," Daly said. "I took my hands off the wheel and was just more like, 'Oh wow this sucks' rather than 'ouch.'"
After the accident, Daly tweeted about it.
Pretty devastated. Never once felt uncomfortable in this car. Rear felt like it just collapsed all of a sudden. Can't believe it...— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) May 16, 2013
Derek Daly said, "When I looked at the video board and I saw the red, white, and blue have that type of impact, I don't mind telling you that my heart skipped a beat and nearly pounded through my chest, just because of the unknown."
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