Fernando Alonso crashed in the final hour of Thursday's practice session in a setback for his Indianapolis 500 venture. Alonso crashed in Turn 4 when his Arrow McLaren SP Chevrolet dipped onto the concrete portion of the apron at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and sent the Spaniard into the retaining wall. Alonso was sixth on the speed chart when he crashed.
Chip Ganassi racer Scott Dixon topped the speed charts on the second day of Indy 500 practice, while double Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso became the first driver to crash
Cole Pearn abruptly retired at the end of last year's NASCAR season after helping build one of the best teams in stock car racing. Racing has also been scrambled, and when the Indianapolis 500 was moved from May to Aug. 23, one of the Ed Carpenter Racing engineers had a conflict. It created an opening at Carpenter on Conor Daly's car.