Josef Newgarden climbs out under own power after IndyCar crash

BY foxsports • June 12, 2016

Josef Newgarden and Conor Daly were both lucky to survive a crash during the Firestone 600 Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

The incident took place on Lap 43 when Conor Daly got loose coming out of Turn 4. He then tried to correct the wheel and, in doing so, slid up the track and collected Newgarden.

Newgarden’s car was turned on it’s side and slid roof-first into the wall on the front straight. Newgarden was able to climb out of his car under his own power but then sat down next to his machine. He was carried off on a stretcher but gave a thumbs up to the crowd. Daly was able to walk away OK.

Newgarden was transported to the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas for further evaluation on his right shoulder and right wrist.

The race was slowed under caution 27 laps under it was finally red flagged due to rain. The race had already been postponed from Saturday due to rain.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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