One unlucky IndyCar official accidentally got hit by Max Chilton’s No. 8 Honda in Gateway Motorsports Park’s pit lane. Chilton spun while driving down the pits during today’s practice for the Bommarito Auto Group 500, sending him right towards the people standing in a nearby pit box.
Fortunately, Through the Turbulence’s Matt Archuleta tweeted that the official was okay.
Chilton, however, was penalized for the embarrassing mishap, per NBC Sports. He will be held for five minutes of green flag time during the race for hitting personnel on pit lane. A monetary penalty will be determined for Chilton’s team after the race.