Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato wins Pocono pole

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato was the last driver waiting to make his qualifying run when teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay's car slammed into the wall.

Hunter-Reay, the 2014 Indy 500 champ, needed assistance out of his car and was transported to a hospital . Sato was worried for his friend - and the wreck put a tinge of unease into his mind.

"It made me nervous," Sato said. "What happened to him is what could happen to me, too."

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