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Johnson uses huge save to prevent 230 mph crash at Indy


AP Auto Racing Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson used fast hands to wrestle his car out of a sideways slide that seemed headed toward a massive crash at 230 mph. He saved his car, but his Indianapolis 500 qualifying run was ruined. The seven-time NASCAR champion is locked into his first Indy 500, but had a chance Sunday to run for the pole. He nearly brushed the wall headed into the first turn and had to frantically wrestle the steering wheel to avoid a crash. The bobble prevented him from advancing into the “Fast Six” round that decides the pole. Johnson will start 12th in next week’s Indy 500.

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