Ed Carpenter Racing’s Rinus Veekay underwent successful surgery on a clavicle injury he sustained during a cycling accident while training on Monday.

Oliver Askew who subbed for Felix Rosenqvist in race 2 in Detroitast weekend will drive the No.21 Direct Supply Chevrolet at the REV Group Grand Prix of Road America this weekend.

Speaking about the news, team owner Ed Carpenter said:

I want to wish Rinus a speedy recovery, I know the No. 21 Chevrolet will be missing him! It’s a shame that he has to miss this round, but he will come back strong, “I want to thank Oliver for being ready and able to step in and give the car a strong run.

Oliver Askew commented saying:

First off, I hope Rinus is doing well and that he has a quick recovery! “I’m thankful that Ed and his ECR team trust me to take over the No. 21 Chevrolet this weekend. They have a strong program and I look forward to helping them in every way possible at Road America.”

Rinus Veekay commented saying:

What happened was very unfortunate and definitely not the greatest timing! The surgery went well, I am not in any pain. “I definitely wanted to be out there fighting for my place in the championship and driving the Direct Supply car. I will give it all I have and be ready for Mid-Ohio! I am very thankful for everyone at ECR that helped me and stayed up very late to get everything for the surgery arranged. I would also like to say a big thank you to everyone at OrthoIndy who got me all fixed up!”

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