Some fans think new aero kits played a role in recent race car crashes

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SPEEDWAY, Ind. (May 17, 2015) -- There have been three different instances of race cars lifting off the track and flipping at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) and now people are wondering what's going on. Fans have their own ideas of what is causing the cars to flip and crash. There are some who believe the new aero kits had something to do with it, while others think it was more speed.

"I'm just looking at common sense stuff on the car, nothing there, I'm not with a team, I don't do that stuff, but I don't know, we've been fans for many many years, we keep an eye on this stuff ya know," said Joe Pernick, an IndyCar fan of many years who thinks the aero kit did have something to do with the crashes.

"They're going 220 mph around a turn, what is supposed to do that? It's the speed," said fellow fan Cody Ray.

The aero kits are new this year. They're on Hondas and Chevrolets. Nick Miller, who is becoming an expert on IndyCar racing, has his thoughts.

"The Chevys are doing them and the Hondas aren't, so it's probably the wings on the back," Miller said.

The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be Nick's second time watching and will be the 31st time for his father Tim. Tim wants to make it a father son tradition, and hopes whatever is causing the cars to flip and crash will be fixed soon.

"They have probably some things they need to take a look at to make them safe, make sure we have a safe show next weekend," Tim Miller said.

Thankfully all drivers involved were not injured.

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