Video: Vitor Meira Crashes at Indy 500, Car Lights on Fire in Pits
The Indy 500 wasn’t a good race for Vitor Meira this year. The Brazilian racer finished second last year at the Brickyard but he would have been lucky to cross the finish line this time around. With 28 laps to go, Rafael Matos bumped into Meira and Meira went flying into the wall. The following crazy events transpired, and let me tell you, I’ve never seen anything like it:
Dude, did you see how long the car slid along the wall? I kept waiting and waiting and waiting for the car to come down and it never did! It was like a piece of laundry stuck to the wall of a washing machine during spin cycle. Poor Meira actually wound up breaking two vertabrae because of it. OK, now if that wasn’t gnarly enough, when his car caught on fire in the pits you knew it was going to be a long day. Speed ahead to the 1:05 mark to see his car turn into a flaming shot at a bar:
Alright, while tons of cool stuff happened at the Indy 500 (at the expense of Meira), the crap part of the whole deal was seeing Helio Castroneves win. Everyone kept talking about how this was such a “Hollywood ending” and what a great script it was. Not to me. While we’re getting slammed with paying taxes, this guy was funneling millions to offshore bank accounts to skip out on the government. And we should be celebrating him? If it weren’t for jackasses like him, maybe they’d lighten up on the rest of us a bit.