Ed Carpenter goes airborne, makes contact with catchfence - video

Ed Carpenter has been checked, cleared and released from the infield medical center. feverishly

INDIANAPOLIS - Two-time and defending Indy 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter has become the third driver to go airborne during practice, this month.

The co-owner of CFHR spun out of the second corner and was helpless as the rear of the car lifted off the ground and tagged the catchfence. The machine came to rest on its side, very similar to the airborne accident of his teammate, Josef Newgarden.

IndyCar is having to repair the fence where the rear of the Chevrolet made contact, which will take at least an hour to complete.

He was furious as he pulled himself from the wreckage, throwing his helmet inside a safety vehicle as he walked away shouting. 

The CFHR worked feverishly to get Carpenter back on track and he was on the pit lane and ready to practice at 1:30pm local time, just five hours after the wreck.

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Series IndyCar
Event Indy 500
Track Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Drivers Ed Carpenter
Article type Breaking news
Tags cfhr, flip