GP of Indy
May 11

IndyCar: Hinchcliffe To Miss More Time With Concussion

James Hinchcliffe suffered a concussion during the Indy Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

suffered a concussion during the Indy Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

James Hinchcliffe’s tough start is getting more clouded.

E.J. Viso replaced the injured Canadian on Sunday in the opening practice for the Indianapolis 500 and it’s still unclear when the popular Hinchcliffe will turn his first laps on the famed 2.5-mile oval.

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May 10

IndyCar: Hinchcliffe Suffers Concussion At Indy GP

James Hinchcliffe will be re-evaluated before stepping back into a race car. (Photo: Getty Images)

will be re-evaluated before stepping back into a race car. (Photo: Getty Images)

James Hinchcliffe suffered a concussion Saturday when he was hit in the head with debris in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Hinchcliffe suddenly pulled off the road course at following a restart and could be seen holding his head with both hands as he exited his car. The Canadian was taken from the track on a stretcher and transported to a hospital.

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May 10

IndyCar: Indianapolis Mayor Hit By Crash Debris At Start Of Indy GP

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is seen at an Indianapolis Motor Speedway event in March 2014. (Photo: IMS)

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is seen at an event in March 2014. (Photo: IMS)

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard was hit in the arm by debris at the start of Saturday’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Ballard was waving the green flag to indicate the start of the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis when pole-sitter Sebastian Saavedra was hit on the front straightaway by Carlos Munoz and then Mikhail Aleshin.

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May 10

IndyCar: Saavedra Stalls To Trigger Wreck At Start Of Grand Prix Of Indy

A massive crash at the start of the GP of Indy destroyed the cars of Sebastian Saavedra and Mikhail Aleshin. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

A massive crash at the start of the destroyed the cars of and . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

What should have been one of the glorious moments of Sebastian Saavedra’s young career as a Verizon Series driver turned out to be an incredible disaster. Saavedra was starting Saturday’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis from the pole position at the .

As the 25-car field was awaiting the lights to go out for the first-ever standing start of an IndyCar race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Saavedra’s car stalled. Cars sped past him as IndyCar officials kept the green light on with some of the cars squeezing to the inside of Saavedra’s Dallara/Chevrolet and the pit retaining wall at very high speed. Some made it but Carlos Munoz drilled the back of Saavedra, ripping the rear assembly from the car.

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May 10

IndyCar: Peterson’s Faith In Saavedra Pays Off In A Big Way At Indianapolis

Sebastian Saavedra and his AFS Racing team celebrate after winning the pole for Saturday's GP of Indy. (Photo: Getty Images)

and his AFS Racing team celebrate after winning the pole for Saturday’s . (Photo: Getty Images)

When Sebastian Saavedra was a young teenage driver trying to make it in the Indy Lights Series team owner Gary Peterson saw something in the kid from Bogota, Colombia that made him a believer. Peterson became more than a car owner for Saavedra; he was a benefactor.

Peterson was a team owner and former driver in the Indy Lights Series – a ladder series that was designed to prepare young drivers for a potential career in .

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