Mark Reuss of General Motors made a big mistake when he crashed the pace car in Detroit. The competitors didn’t know what to do.
The start of Sunday’s IndyCar race in Detroit was delayed half an hour after the pace car crashed into a wall. Both the driver, General Motors executive Mark Reuss, and a passenger, IndyCar official Mark Sandy, were taken to a medical center at the track but reportedly suffered no major injuries.
The accident occurred as Reuss, GM’s executive vice president for Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, steered the car around turn two of the parade lap at the Raceway on Belle Isle. He lost control of the 2019 Corvette ZR1, the retail price for which starts at around $120,000, and swerved hard to the left, hitting the wall.
Announcers during the race speculated that Reuss may have been surprised to see a racecar on the track ahead of him as he rounded the turn. Eventually, a replacement pace car emerged.
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