This is at the 1981 Indy 500 that I was at. This was a BAD crash. Danny Ongais was across the raceway from us - we were in the grandstand that day.
Danny Ongais and Mickey Thompson, Funny Car 1969
Being known for having car in a perpetual side slide, Danny Ongais had a very nasty accident. Note Danny's limp body still in the wreckage.
The old Sebring pit structure was still in place in 1982, allowing this overhead view of cars during practice and the race. This is the Porsche 935 driven by Danny Ongais and Ted Field.
danny ongais | Danny Ongais in a Shadow-Ford during a test at Paul Ricard in December ...
danny ongais | Danny Ongais
Danny Ongais's horrible crash at Indy; he was lucky to survive.
danny ongais | INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 24: The wreckage of Danny Ongais' Interscope 81 ...