Ogden (The Salem News)
Indy racers

James Hinchcliffe making new memories in Indianapolis

NEW YORK (AP) — In his return to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this May, James Hinchcliffe didn't find himself reliving the terror and agony of the crash there that nearly killed him.

"My last memory of the Speedway last year was a great one: I was driving around, my car felt good, and life was peachy," Hinchcliffe said Tuesday.

He doesn't remember anything about the accident at practice last May 18 or the immediate aftermath. Nothing about the broken piece of suspension that pierced his leg. Or the safety crew pumping him with more than 14 pints of blood as they raced him to the hospital.

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