Kyle Kaiser nearly went airborne in a crash during Indianapolis 500 practice on Friday.
Kaiser appeared to dip below the white line on the low portion of the track when he lost control and spun into the outside wall. The car turned upward and onto one wheel before the tub smashed back to the track surface. It was similar to the crash rookie Patricio O'Ward had a day earlier.
Kaiser said he "just lost it right in the middle of the corner."
He has been in a tough spot all week since two of his major sponsors pulled their funding. Now Juncos Racing has a destroyed race car one day before qualifying for "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."
Juncos Racing will work overnight if needed to have a car ready to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.
Team owner Ricardo Juncos praised Kaiser and the crew for not bowing to the adversity.
Juncos said they have "consistently improved our times each day" and now are faced with the challenge of getting the backup car on track and set for qualifying.
He said he is confident "this group will not stop working until we get back on track. We will be working hard all day and night."