IndyCar continuing analysis of Kirkwood’s Indy 500 crash

IndyCar continuing analysis of Kirkwood's Indy 500 crash

The NTT IndyCar Series has completed its investigation into the root cause of the failure that saw the left-rear wheel assembly on Kyle Kirkwood’s Andretti Autosport car break free and sail over the Turn 2 grandstands during the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.

From the ongoing analysis conducted by IndyCar and its official chassis supplier Dallara, a mandatory, series-wide componentry update to address the matter will be implemented starting this weekend at the Hy-Vee doubleheader at Iowa Speedway.

Kirkwood was hit by the crashing Arrow McLaren car driven by Felix Rosenqvist, who impacted the Turn 1 wall, slid down through the infield, and rolled back onto the racing line at Turn 2 where the No. 6 Chevy clipped the side of Kirkwood’s No. 27 Honda as it streaked by.

After having a significant portion of the left-rear corner torn away, Kirkwood’s three-wheeled car rotated, hit the SAFER barrier, and inverted. Momentum carried the car hundreds of feet down the ba

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