- Associated Press - Sunday, May 29, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Takuma Sato is out of the Indianapolis 500 after his No. 5 Honda scraped the wall 24 laps into the race.

The 34-year-old Japanese driver was running in the middle of the 33-car field when his No. 5 KV Racing Technology-Lotus went high and brushed the wall. He was not injured, but his car sustained significant damage to the right side.

Driver Will Power, who qualified fifth, ended up doing a lap with just three wheels after he exited a pit stop too soon, sending his left rear tire rolling down pit road as he pulled away.

Pole-sitter Alex Tagliani and Scott Dixon, who qualified second, dominated the early portion of the 200-lap race.

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