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The 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 ended on a caution after a scary crash involving IndyCar driver Spencer Pigot.

Pigot’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Citrone/Buhl Autosport driver’s No. 45 Honda came out loose in Turn 4 and slammed into the wall before making heavy contact with the pit road in attenuator barrier.

Pigot was awake and alert, but visibly shaken before being transported to the hospital for evaluation.

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At 10:10 p.m. Sunday evening, IndyCar vice president of corporate communications Alex Damron issued an update: “Spencer Pigot has been examined and discharged by doctors at Methodist Hospital.”

Just a few short minutes later, Pigot tweeted out a smiling, thumbs up after his release.

“Headed home after a long day. Thanks to the @indycar_safety team and @IU_Health for taking great care of me. Feel bad for the @HyVee 45 team but big congrats to my teammate @TakumaSatoRacer on the win,” Pigot said. 


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Chris Sims is a digital sports producer at IndyStar. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.