Sam Schmidt drives Brickyard with new technology

Schmidt was left quadriplegic after crash in 2000

INDIANAPOLIS - A former Indy Racing League driver sidelined after a crash more than a decade ago returned to the Speedway on Sunday to take four laps of a lifetime.

Sam Schmidt hit a retaining wall during a practice in 2000, resulting in a spinal cord injury that rendered him quadriplegic.

On Sunday, with the help of innovative technology, Schmidt got behind the wheel once again on Qualifying Day. RTV6's Katie Heinz was there to capture the special moment.

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