Josef Newgarden wins wreck-filled race

BY foxsports • May 27, 2011

Josef Newgarden won the accident-filled Indy Lights Freedom 100 on Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Newgarden, from Hendersonville, Tenn., took the checkered flag under caution following a crash-marred race that ended with two drivers being taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Esteban Guerrieri was second, with Victor Garcia third.

Jorge Goncalvez lost control of his No. 4 car between Turns 1 and 2 with three laps remaining and smacked into the interior wall before sliding down the track upside down. He tossed the steering wheel before rescue crews arrived and was awake and alert before being transported to IU Methodist Hospital.

Gustavo Yacaman also was taken to IU Methodist with neck pain after wrecking halfway through the 40-lap event. Nearly half of the 18-car field failed to finish.

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