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Prendeville Gets Caught Up In Accident at Start Of Nashville Indy Pro Series Race LEBANON, Tenn., July 14 - Andrew Prendeville escaped injury in a multi-car crash at the start of Saturday's Indy Pro Series race at Nashville ...

Prendeville Gets Caught Up In Accident at Start Of Nashville Indy Pro Series Race

LEBANON, Tenn., July 14 - Andrew Prendeville escaped injury in a multi-car crash at the start of Saturday's Indy Pro Series race at Nashville Superspeedway.

Through no fault of the Morristown, N.J.-based driver, his Best Friends Animal Society No. 5 didn't complete even a single lap of the 77-lap contest on the 1.33-mile concrete oval. The stats will show he started 12th and finished 20th.

Prendeville's RLR/Andersen Racing teammate, Joey Scarallo, was also involved in the crash, as were Tom Wieringa and Mike Potekhen. All were examined and quickly released from the track's infield care center.

Fans around the world and at Indy Pro Series races make donations to the Best Friends Animal Society based on the number of laps Prendeville completes in each race through the racinglapsforbestfriends.com Web site. It was only the second time in the history of the Racing Laps for Best Friends program that Prendeville hasn't completed any laps. He was also caught up in an accident at the start of a race at the Milwaukee Mile June 2.

"Joey had a problem that started it," Prendeville said afterwards while waiting for his car to be towed back to the paddock area. "I was right behind Potekhen, and it collected both of us.

"We knew we were going to be good," he added. "We ran real well in the last practice session. I wasn't really concerned about moving up through the traffic because I felt we had a good race car.

"It's a shame for all of us. We'll try to do better next time for the Racing Laps for Best Friends program."

-credit: restart communications

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Andrew Prendeville , Tom Wieringa , Mike Potekhen