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Rinus VeeKay crashes early in the 2020 Indy 500

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Rinus VeeKay will not win the 2022 edition of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. His day is over.

VeeKay lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the wall. There was a fireball after he had hit the wall.

Ed Carpenter Racing driver Rinus VeeKay has his hands up before getting into his IndyCar ride at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Rinus VeeKay has his hands up before getting into his IndyCar ride at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by Rinus VeeKay/Instagram)

Now, the Ed Carpenter Racing driver will have to watch the rest of the race from the sidelines. He began the race from the third position.

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This was VeeKay’s 35th start in IndyCar. However, was one of the rare times that he did not finish a race.

His last did not finish came in September 2021. He had a fuel pressure issue that hurt his chances to win the race at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach on September 26th, 2021.

VeeKay finished 25th after completing just 48 laps at the Long Beach Street Circuit in Long Beach, California.

This was VeeKay’s first did not finish of the season. The 21-year-old driver came into the greatest spectacle in racing with his worst showing of the season as he finished 23rd at the Indianapolis Grand Prix, also at the track.

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He will not have to wait long to get back into the seat of his car. IndyCar will be competing next weekend at Belle Isle outside of Detroit, Michigan.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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