Spencer Pigot released from hospital after scary Indy 500 crash

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

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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.



a train covered in snow: Aug 23, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indy Car driver Spencer Pigot (45) crashes in turn four during the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports


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Aug 23, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indy Car driver Spencer Pigot (45) crashes in turn four during the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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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