I Am Just Hoping Robbie Is Okay
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Electronics Honda was caught in the accident in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
The Mayor of HinchTown started the race from ninth place and got caught in the crash with Wiclens, Hunter Reay, Sato and was caught in a collision with Zach Veach.
Speaking following the race Hinch said:
Yeah – not the race day we were hoping for. You know, I saw the accident happening in front of me. (Zach) Veach started sliding up, I tried to slow down and just kind of lost it in the fray. As I was going backward, I think Pietro (Fittipaldi) had nowhere to go and came into me. Other than that, there was a bunch of stuff going on, I’m not sure exactly what happened. I took my hands off the wheel when I went backward, and I think some piece of debris came in as I was holding them (my hands) in, kind of just smacked the top of them so I took a bit of a beating, but nothing is broken, just some swelling and some cuts. We’ll rest it up and be fine. Obviously, I’m just hoping Robbie’s (Robert Wickens) alright. Never good to see a car go up (into the fence) like that, but I know he is in good hands. Hopefully, we’ll see him back in the car soon.”