Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/27/12

EDMONTON, AB - JULY 26: Will Power, driver of the #12 Penske Truck Rental Dallara Honda, celebrates after winning the IRL IndyCar Series Rexall Edmonton Indy on July 26, 2009 at Edmonton City Centre Airport in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Saturday’s Indianapolis 500 wasn’t without a scary-looking wreck, as Mike Conway was sent flying into the air in an 80th-lap crash that included IndyCar points leader Will Power.

The accident came directly after Conway plowed through a member of his crew during a pit stop. The resulting damage on the car’s front wing went without repair, a detail that likely contributed to Conway losing control and spinning out on a subsequent turn.

Power, trailing directly behind Conway, couldn’t avoid Conway’s No. 14 when it became shrouded in a cloud of smoke and drifted helplessly toward the wall. Upon Power’s impact, Conway’s car was lifted into the air along the outside catch fence. The crash brought out the race’s second of eight caution flags. Both drivers later emerged from their cars unharmed but were KO’ed from the race.

Here’s the video. Also worth seeing is Helio Castroneves narrowly missing by the thinnest of hairs a bouncing tire at the 2:57 mark:

And even still, this wasn’t Conway’s scariest crash at an Indy 500. In 2010, he was sent flying even higher than he did Saturday in a wreck with Ryan Hunter-Reay. That crash left him with a broken leg.

Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

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