VIDEO: INSIDE JOHN CLEGG'S WILD INDY CRASH
Longtime Pontiac racer John Clegg put his CC/Altered centrifugal supercharged entry into the wall when an apparent suspension failure caused him to lose control. Save for some lower back soreness, Clegg emerged from the incident uninjured.
"It was just a hard hit," Clegg said.
NHRA's tech department took possession of the car following the crash to investigate a possible cause.
"Something broke," Clegg said. "I mean, the first thing that, to me, happened was something broke, and then it all just started coming out from under the car. I was just along for the ride at that point. Nothing I could do. I knew it was going to be bad, and it tore up pretty good."
Clegg believes the car is probably fixable.
"NHRA is going to do a bunch of inspections on it, and we're going to try to figure out what happened, but some kind of failure somewhere," Clegg said. "It's just something on the right side because the car dropped down, and then you can just see all the pieces coming up from under it. We don't know; the tire's blown out, but the wheels are intact. It wasn't a wheel. It was something like four-link or something. I don't know."