IRL: Charlotte Canceled After Three Spectators Killed

VISIONAIRE 500 CANCELED CONCORD, N.C., May 1, 1999 - The VisionAire 500 Pep Boys Indy Racing League event was canceled Saturday night after three spectators suffered fatal injuries when debris from an on-track accident entered the Turn 4 ...

VISIONAIRE 500 CANCELED

CONCORD, N.C., May 1, 1999 - The VisionAire 500 Pep Boys Indy Racing League event was canceled Saturday night after three spectators suffered fatal injuries when debris from an on-track accident entered the Turn 4 grandstands at Lowe's Motor Speedway. "We extend our sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased and injured in the tragic incident during this evening's race," said Tony George, Indy Racing League founder. "Our prayers and sympathies are with them during this difficult time." Other spectators suffered injuries in the incident, which occurred on Lap 62 of the scheduled 208 laps on the 1.5-mile oval. The race was halted on Lap 79, after a 17-lap caution period following the incident.

Source: IRL/IMS

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