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Helio Castroneves (right) driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Honda tells teammate Will Power how Tony Kanaan crashed into him in turn one during warm up for the IZOD IndyCar Series Baltimore Grand Prix on September 4, 2011 on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images) (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
Helio Castroneves (right) driver of the #3 Team Penske Dallara Honda tells teammate Will Power how Tony Kanaan crashed into him in turn one during warm up for the IZOD IndyCar Series Baltimore Grand Prix on September 4, 2011 on the streets of Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images) (Robert Laberge/Getty Images)

Castroneves, Kanaan unhurt in spectacular crash Add to ...

IndyCar Series drivers Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves were unhurt in a scary crash during the Sunday morning practice session for the Baltimore Grand Prix.

Kanaan’s KVRT Racing Technology-Lotus car suffered brake failure on Turn 1 of the Baltimore track and slammed back of Castroneves, who had trouble getting into the turn.

Kanaan’s car flipped into the air, clipped the outside concrete barrier before landing in a series of banded tires in the designated runoff area.

Both drivers walked away from the wreck but the cars will badly damaged, forcing both to drive the back-up cars in Sunday’s race.

“That was frightening,” said Kanaan. “Arriving at 190 mph with no brakes is no fun. A brake failure in a race car is just something that should not happen.”

“He really flew,” said Castroneves. “I was very worried. He landed in a very bad position.”

“When I looked he didn’t move it all so I ran over to make sure he was okay he added,” he added. “It was a very scary accident, but I’m glad he’s okay.”

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