Weird pit-road collision knocks teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay, Townsend Bell from Indy 500 contention

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Andretti Autosport teammates combined to lead 64 of initial 115 laps Ryan Hunter-Reay as well as Townsend Bell led a infancy of a laps in a initial half of a Indianapolis 500 on Sunday but their hopes came to an premature end thanks to an awkward crash on array road.The situation occurred under caution on lap 117 as well as was a outcome of a three-wide array exit between Bell, Hunter-Reay as well as Helio Castroneves. Bell as well as Hunter-Reay pulled out of their stalls at rounded off a same time as well as drew even with a Team Penske veteran.Bell connected with Castroneves as well as spun in front of Hunter-Reay as well as in to a array wall.The crash damaged both Andretti Autosport entries as well as radically knocked them off a lead lap as well as out of contention. Castroneves received minimal damage as well as a single after another on to an 11th-place finish."A automobile as fast as well as dialed-in as a a single you had doesn't come along often," Hunter-Reay pronounced in a tweet. "Especially in a Indy 500. I can't believe it went south on array lane."The sentiment was shared by Bell in his own tweet."We came, you lead as well as you lost," Bell said. "That was a heartbreak. And also for Ryan. I'm bummed for both of us. Andretti Autosport gave us good cars."Hunter-Reay as well as Bell combined to lead 64 of a race's initial 115 laps.The situation scarcely turned aroused as pole sitter James Hinchcliffe had just cleared his case at a time of a crash. If he was released only a few seconds later, he as well as his crew would have also been involved.As it were, a two Andretti cars spun in his case as well as kicked a tire towards a single-remaining Schmidt Peterson Racing crew member. No a single was hurt in a incident. By Matt Weaver

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