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Townsend Bell and Ryan Hunter-Reay mishap knocks them from Indy 500 contention

Townsend Bell and Ryan Hunter-Reay mishap knocks them from Indy 500 contention

The Andretti Autosport team won the Indianapolis 500 with rookie Alexander Rossi – but only after two of its other drivers took themselves out of contention.

Ryan Hunter-Reay and Townsend Bell were running first and second when they pitted just past the halfway point.

As they were leaving the pits, Bell tried to pass Hunter-Reay on the outside. But Bell had another car on his outside, too. And as all three cars squeezed to get out, Bell ran into Hunter-Reay.

That knocked both of them into the pit wall. Bell finished 21st and Hunter-Reay was 24th. Before the wreck, Hunter-Reay led a race-high 52 laps.

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