Motorsport - Hinchcliffe seeks Indy 500 win after crash

James Hinchcliffe waves to the crowd during the Indianapolis 500 parade. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/JONATHAN FERREY)
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- Canadian driver James Hinchcliffe, who watched last year's Indianapolis 500 from hospital after a near-fatal practice crash, starts on the pole for Sunday's 100th running of the American oval classic. Hinchcliffe's crash into the outer wall last May shoved a steel rod through his right thigh and into his left leg, causing massive bleeding that required 14 pints of blood to keep him alive until he reached the hospital. "The accident didn't change me. I'm just as hungry, just as driven," Hinchcliffe said. Americans Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay join Hinchcliffe on the front row for the 100th Indy race with American Townsend Bell, Colombia's Carlos Munoz and 2015 Indy 500 runner-up Will Power of Australia in row two.

AFP