This 8-minute film documents the parade lap driven by two-time Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi and Howard Kroplick in the Alco Black Beast during the 2011 Indy 500 Pre-Race Ceremony. This second view is primarily from a RCA lap camera mounted above the right front wheel.
Some highlights to look for:
1:23: Emerson Fittipaldi gives a thumbs up before the parade lap.
4:58: See how close Emerson bings theBlack Beast to the wall at Turn 4, where five hours later JR Hildebrand crashed during the last lap.
5:53: The Black Beast passes the "yard of bricks" at an estimated speed of 68 mph.
7:38: After the parade lap, Emerson is congratulated by Mario Andretti.
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JR Hildebrand crashes during the 2011 Indy 500 Race at Turn 4: