Ed Carpenter Racing have issued an update on the condition of their driver Josef Newgarden following his collision with Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly during Sunday’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway which was abandoned due to rain on lap 71.
Newgarden suffered a fractured right shoulder and small fracture to his right hand and speaking following the incident, Newgarden commented by saying:
Thank you to Dallara, INDYCAR, the Holmatro Safety Team and everyone we work with at Texas Motor Speedway, he car held up great and the response from the safety team was amazing. I’m banged up a little bit but I’m generally OK. That’s all thanks to INDYCAR and all the work everyone within the series does. I am feeling a little pain but I hope to be ready to rock and go again soon. We had a great car today, it just did not go how we had planned. I feel bad for both Conor and myself but I’m glad Conor is OK as well. I’ll be back out there fighting as soon as I can. Luckily I am all right, thank you again to everyone who helped me.”