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Fun fact: more than 2,000lbs of chicken meat are consumed at the annual Indianapolis 500 race. Not so fun fact: crashes occur.

Enter EJ Viso. During the practice session ahead of this weekend’s race, the Venezuelan driver entered turn 1, lost control and engaged in a spot of sideways action before slamming straight into the barrier at unfathomable speeds. Something exploded. Then he went backwards.

Viso’s Indy 500 racer waltzed to a halt and he was later stretchered to a hospital. Despite the impact, he was OK and suffered nothing more than a little bruising.

One of the world’s most famous races is actually Quite Dangerous too. But then you probably knew that already.

Vijay Pattni

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