Driver crashes in Indy 500 practice

(WISH Photo/Eric Halvorson, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Driver Jack Hawksworth crashed during practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Wednesday, IMS officials said.

The rookie’s crash was the first incident during Indy 500 practice this May. He was being checked at the hospital.

Hawksworth spun out and hit the wall in turn 3.

Practice at IMS was extended until 7 p.m. Wednesday because it rained most of the day. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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