MAY 7, 2002
Indianapolis "soft walls" helps save McGehee
"The fact that I hit the wall that hard and I don't have a head injury is a testament that the safer wall worked," he said.
McGehee's crash came just three hours into the first practice sessions for this year's Indianapolis 500. The IRL later said that the crash (which was two separate impacts with the wall) registered 40G and 72.7G. These figures are much less than similar crashes in the past.
Scott Sharp set the fastest laps of the day with a best of 227.571 mph.