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Indy 500: A look at the craziest crashes in recent history

“Oh, it’s just cars going around in circles.”

This tends to be the refrain when the Indy 500 is mentioned, but these racers are all travelling at the very edge of their limits, at speeds in excess of 360 kilometres per hour.

Sometimes, drivers overstep their limits though, and the results can be rather spectacular. We look at some of the craziest shunts in Indy 500’s recent history.

Castroneves and Mann’s heavy wrecks in 2015 practice

Quick medical assistance saved James Hinchcliffe in last year’s practice

Ed Carpenter flips his car in last year’s qualifying

Will Power and Mike Conway had a scary crash at the 2012 running

Hildebrand crashes out of the lead at the last corner of the 2011 race

Only a leg injury for Mike Conway after shredding the catch-fencing in 2010

Marco Andretti’s car flips in the 2007 Indy 500

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