Indy unkind to former 500 winners

Updated: July 25, 2010, 7:04 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 17th running of the Brickyard 400 started and ended with inglorious moments for a pair of former Indianapolis 500 winners.

Sam Hornish Jr., the 2006 Indy 500 champion, was involved in a seven-car accident on the first lap Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Juan Pablo Montoya threw away his chance at becoming the first Indianapolis 500/Brickyard 400 double winner with a late crash that also took out fan favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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