Family racing dynasty rocked by scary road crash

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IndyCar seasoned Marco Andretti has survived a scary roadworthy mishap conscionable a fewer days retired from his 18th commencement successful the Indianapolis 500.

Andretti reportedly crashed his Lamborghini Urus portion trying to debar different car connected the roadworthy connected the outskirts of Indianapolis.

The third-generation racer took to societal media to corroborate helium was unharmed.

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"Already getting texts: All is fine," helium wrote connected Twitter.

Marco Andretti waits for the commencement of the last signifier for the Indianapolis 500 car contention astatine Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Michael Conroy via AP)

"Avoided a immense head-on clang arsenic idiosyncratic turned close crossed america connected 16th street.

"I reacted and took the way of slightest resistance. Everyone is okay."

Andretti is the grandson of Formula 1 champion Mario and the lad of IndyCar champion Michael.

The 36-year-old volition commencement Monday's contention from 24th connected the grid connected the extracurricular of enactment eight.

Marco Andretti drives done the 3rd crook during signifier for the Indianapolis 500. (Michael Conroy via AP)

His teammate Kyle Kirkwood was the champion of the Andretti Autosport entries successful 15th up of Romain Grosjean successful 19th, Colton Herta successful 21st, and Devlin DeFrancesco successful 26th.

Andretti volition instrumentality to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway connected Saturday astatine 1am for the last practice, dubbed 'Carb Day'.

The last hitout earlier the contention offers teams a accidental to dial their cars into contention set-ups aft qualifying earlier successful the week.

Andretti famously led the Indianapolis 500 connected debut successful 2006 for his father's eponymous team, but was passed connected the past thigh by Sam Hornish Jr.

The IndyCar Series seasoned has not been capable to triumph the Indianapolis 500 since but took rod presumption for the contention successful 2020 earlier going connected to decorativeness 13th.

Andretti has finished wrong the apical 3 connected 4 occasions.

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