Ed Carpenter Racing confirmed on Monday JR Hildebrand who drove for the team in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will fill in for the injured Josef Newgarden starting with an existing test session taking place at Road America on Wednesday.
Newgarden fractured his right clavicle and right hand on Sunday following a crash with Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly during the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Ed Carpenter Racing confirmed the news on Twitter saying:
The team went on to say:
Hildebrand took to Twitter to say:
The American went on to say:
Obviously not ideal circumstances, helps to know JN & team. Now we see how good of friends we are when I start calling to review his data.
Newgarden reported on Sunday night that he was ok but that he just needed time to recover from the injuries he sustained.