Frame by frame: Scott Dixon's insane crash at the Indy 500

Scott Dixon and Jay Howard had one of the most incredible crashes seen at the Indy 500. Here is every frame of this remarkable wreck, from start to finish.

Frame by frame: Scott Dixon's insane crash at the Indy 500

Unbelievably, Dixon was able to get out of his shattered car unaided, a testament to IndyCar safety and the strength of the Dallara chassis. Two different angles, one wild ride.

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
1/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, involved in a huge crash, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet avoids carnage
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda, involved in a huge crash, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet avoids carnage
2/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crashes, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crashes, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
3/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
4/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
5/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
6/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
7/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
8/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda in a huge crash
9/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
10/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
11/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
12/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, gets out the car after a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, gets out the car after a huge crash
13/20

Photo by: Michael C. Johnson / Amarillo Globe News

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
14/20

Photo by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
15/20

Photo by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash
16/20

Photo by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Jay Howard, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda involved in a huge crash, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
17/20

Photo by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crashes, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crashes, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
18/20

Photo by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crashes, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crashes, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
19/20

Photo by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images

Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crashes, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crashes, Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Chevrolet passes
20/20

Photo by: Phillip Abbott / Motorsport Images

shares
comments
Alonso wins Indy 500 Rookie of the Year over Jones

Previous article

Alonso wins Indy 500 Rookie of the Year over Jones

Next article

Gutierrez targeting Coyne IndyCar seat for Detroit

Gutierrez targeting Coyne IndyCar seat for Detroit
Load comments
IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch Prime

IndyCar’s longest silly-season is still at fever pitch

The 2021 IndyCar silly season is one of the silliest of all, but it’s satisfying to see so many talented drivers in play – including Callum Ilott. David Malsher-Lopez reports.

IndyCar
Sep 11, 2021
IndyCar young guns are great, but the elders aren’t done yet Prime

IndyCar young guns are great, but the elders aren’t done yet

The ace 20-somethings in IndyCar have risen to become title contenders, but the best of the series veterans are digging deep and responding – and will continue to do so over the next couple of years, says David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Aug 20, 2021
The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career Prime

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career

Emerson Fittipaldi’s decision to go racing with his brother led to him falling out of F1, but he bloomed again on the IndyCar scene. NIGEL ROEBUCK considers a career of two halves

Formula 1
Jul 31, 2021
The lasting legacy of a fallen Indy car rookie Prime

The lasting legacy of a fallen Indy car rookie

Jeff Krosnoff was plucked out of obscurity to become a respected and highly popular professional in Japan, and then got his big break in CART Indy car for 1996. But a tragic accident at Toronto 25 years ago cut short a promising career and curtailed his regular teammate Mauro Martini's passion for racing.

IndyCar
Jul 14, 2021
The winners and losers in IndyCar 2021 – Mid-season review Prime

The winners and losers in IndyCar 2021 – Mid-season review

At the halfway point in the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season, we've had seven winners in eight races, spread between five teams – none of them Team Penske. In this unusual season, even by IndyCar standards, who’s excelling and who’s dragging their heels? David Malsher-Lopez reports.

IndyCar
Jun 18, 2021
The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness Prime

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness

Long-awaited wins for ex-Formula 1 drivers Marcus Ericsson and Kevin Magnussen in IndyCar and IMSA last weekend gave F1 a reminder of what it is missing. But with the new rules aimed at levelling the playing field, there’s renewed optimism that more drivers can have a rewarding result when their day of days comes

Formula 1
Jun 17, 2021
Castroneves: How I kept it under control to make Indy 500 history Prime

Castroneves: How I kept it under control to make Indy 500 history

Helio Castroneves’ overwhelming vivaciousness outside the cockpit belies a hardcore racer who knows how to plot his moves – and then recall it all for us. A day after his fourth Indy 500 win, Helio explained his tactics to David Malsher-Lopez.

IndyCar
Jun 2, 2021
How 'chess master' Castroneves cemented his Indy legend status Prime

How 'chess master' Castroneves cemented his Indy legend status

Helio Castroneves joined AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears with the most Indianapolis 500 wins after sweeping around the outside of Alex Palou on the penultimate lap in a thrilling climax. In one race, he validated Michael Shank's and Jim Meyer's faith in him, and Helio himself discovered there's life after Penske after all.

IndyCar
Jun 1, 2021