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Colton Herta wreck photos

by Mike Haag | Posted on Saturday, May 28th, 2022

During Friday’s during Miller Lite Carb Day practice for the 106th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, Colton Herta’s No. 26 Gainbridge Honda fielded by Andretti Autosport with Curb-Agajanian wiggled in Turn 1 and made right-rear contact with the SAFER Barrier at the exit of the turn. The car overturned and slid through the short chute between Turns 1 and 2, making secondary contact with the SAFER Barrier in Turn 2 with the nose of the car.

Herta climbed from the car after the AMR INDYCAR Safety Team carefully turned the car onto its wheels. The car suffered extensive damage.

Photographer Michael C. Johnson was near the crash when the incident happened and captured these amazing pictures.

May 27, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta (26), Andretti Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian wrecks in the south short chute during practice for the 106th Indianapolis 500. Michael C. Johnson

 

May 27, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta (26), Andretti Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian wrecks in the south short chute during practice for the 106th Indianapolis 500. Michael C. Johnson

 

May 27, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta (26), Andretti Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian wrecks in the south short chute during practice for the 106th Indianapolis 500. Michael C. Johnson

 

May 27, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta (26), Andretti Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian wrecks in the south short chute during practice for the 106th Indianapolis 500. Michael C. Johnson

 

May 27, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta (26), Andretti Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian wrecks in the south short chute during practice for the 106th Indianapolis 500. Michael C. Johnson

 

May 27, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta (26), Andretti Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian wrecks in the south short chute during practice for the 106th Indianapolis 500. Michael C. Johnson

 

May 27, 2022; Speedway, Indiana, USA; NTT IndyCar Series driver Colton Herta (26), Andretti Autosport w/Curb-Agajanian wrecks in the south short chute during practice for the 106th Indianapolis 500. Michael C. Johnson

About the Author

Mike Haag has covered motorsports in San Antonio and South Texas for more than 34 years. In addition to covering motorsports for the San Antonio Express-News for nearly 28 years, Mike also has co-hosted TrackSmack with Dawn Murphy for 17 race seasons. In addition to being a writer, Mike taught high school English and Journalism for 30 years before retiring in May, 2020.