Detroit race delayed after GM executive crashes pace car

Detroit race delayed after GM executive crashes pace car
Alexander Rossi takes turn two during the second race of the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix auto racing doubleheader, on June 3, 2018, in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio / AP)

Published Monday, June 4, 2018 8:39AM EDT

DETROIT -- The start of an IndyCar race in Detroit was delayed by 30 minutes when a General Motors executive who was driving the pace car crashed into a wall.

No one was seriously injured in the crash Sunday afternoon.

Mark Reuss was driving the Corvette during a pace lap shortly before the race s scheduled start time when it spun and crashed. Mark Sandy, a manager with IndyCar, was a passenger.

The Detroit News reports that Reuss, a product development chief for Detroit-based GM, got out of the car to assess the damage. Team Chevy blamed the weather and track conditions.

Ryan Hunter-Reay went on to win his first IndyCar victory since 2015 at Belle Isle on Sunday. He described the delay as "no big deal."

Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America, speaks to the media before the 2010 Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 10, 2010. (AP / Jim Prisching)
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