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Watch the terrifying moment a 19-year-old racing driver recovers from a terrifying crash at Indy500

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19-year-old racer Nolan Siegel recovered from horrific Indy 500 crash on Fast Friday
  • Nolan Siegel, 19, was able to get out of the accident with help
  • Siegel, Lunys Lundqvist and Marcus Ericsson are the first three drivers to crash
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Driver Nolan Siegel overcame a horrific crash in the Indy 500 on Friday.

While turning on its 15th lap, the 19-year-old’s car began to spin before hitting the barricade. As Siegel attempted to regain control, the vehicle spun backward along the wall before overturning.

After the terrifying accident, Siegel immediately informed his team that he was fine over the public address system.

‘Yes I’m fine. I’m so sorry guys,’ said the Californian. ‘I’m fine.’

“I don’t know (what happened), to be honest,” Siegel shared after being checked out and released from the infield care facility. “I’ll have to take a closer look.”

19-year-old racer Nolan Siegel recovered from horrific Indy 500 crash on Fast Friday

Siegel was able to walk away from the accident with assistance after his car flipped up and over.

Siegel was able to walk away from the accident with assistance after his car flipped up and over.

“I had some oversteer that I caught and then I spun and spun, and I’m not exactly sure why.”

Although relieved to emerge from the accident in good shape, the young racer shared that he felt bad for his team, suggesting that their efforts were in vain after the accident.

“I feel bad for the team that has been working so hard for so long for this and just wasted it,” he said. —So I’m not happy with that at all.

“But we’ll keep going and see if we can get back out there and qualify for tomorrow’s race.”

Siegel currently races full-time in Indy NXT and is vying for his second points start in the IndyCar Series. The teenager managed to get out of the accident with help. However, the race was stopped because the track needed patching after the suspension of his car sank into the pavement.

After the accident, Siegel shared that he felt bad for his team because he felt like they had wasted their work.

After the accident, Siegel shared that he felt bad for his team because he felt like they had wasted their work.

Siegel is the third driver to suffer an accident this week after Lunys Lundqvist and Marcus Ericsson.

Siegel is the third driver to suffer an accident this week after Lunys Lundqvist and Marcus Ericsson.

Siegel is the third driver to crash this week along with fellow rookie Lunys Lundqvist and 2022 Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson.

“I’m fine,” Siegel reiterated. “I feel like I can get back out there and we’ll at least have a chance to make it to the race, but it’s certainly a setback that we didn’t need, so my apologies to everyone.”

‘We will probably have to go back to the spare car and we don’t know exactly where it will be. I will investigate what I can do differently.’

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