Alonso, who was making his IndyCar debut and started the race in fifth position, was running in the top 10 with 21 laps to go in the 200-lap race when his Honda engine suddenly failed.

May 28, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; JR Hildenbrand, Fernando Alonso and Graham rahal talk before the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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