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Indy 500 Crash Report, May 16: Tyce Carlson

17 May 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

Tyce Carlson
Tyce Carlson
INDIANAPOLIS: Pep Boys Indy Racing League driver Tyce Carlson crashed this afternoon during practice for the 1998 Indianapolis 500.

Carlson got high in turn one at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He drifted into the wall hard in the same spot fellow driver Jimmy Kite hit the wall earlier in the day. The accidents looked very similar. The right side of the car was totally destroyed. Carlson has no backup car.

Safety crews responded immediately. Carlson exited the car under his own power. He was transported to the infield Clarian Emergency Medical Center.

Qualifications for the 1998 Indy 500 began promptly at 11:00 today. Only drivers who qualify today will be eligible for the coveted pole position. Qualifying will conclude on Sunday. The 82nd Indy 500 will be May 24.

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