DETROIT (AP) – The start of an IndyCar race in Detroit was delayed when the General Motors executive driving the pace car crashed into a wall.READ MORE: Friends Salt, Shovel Ramp To Hot Metal Bridge To Help Woman In Wheelchair
No one was seriously injured in the crash Sunday. It delayed the race about 30 minutes.
Mark Reuss was driving when the Corvette spun and crashed during a pace lap just before the race’s scheduled start time. Team Chevy blamed the weather and track conditions.READ MORE: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin Lift Streaking Penguins Over Senators
The Detroit News reports that Reuss got out of the car to assess the damage after the crash. He’s a product development chief for GM, which is based in Detroit.
A manager with IndyCar, Mark Sandy, was a passenger.
Ryan Hunter-Reay went on to win the race, marking his first IndyCar victory since 2015. He says the delay was “no big deal.”MORE NEWS: How To Protect People, Pets And Pipes During A Deep Freeze
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