Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden has been allowed to race at Road America this weekend, after being injured at Texas Motor Speedway.
The news was announced by Indycar through Twitter. The 25-year-old was cleared to take part in the free practice sessions on Friday, and was checked again on Friday evening.
Twitter: Following a post-practice evaluation @josefnewgarden has been cleared to compete the rest of the #KohlerGP weekend. #INDYCAR (@IndyCar)
Newgarden was involved in a big crash with Conor Daly at Texas Motor Speedway. After contact his car flipped and ended up hitting the barrier cockpit first, and through the accident he broke his right wrist and collarbone.
The Firestone 600 in Texas was severely disrupted by the weather two weeks ago. The race was meant to take place on Saturday, but a wet track meant it was postponed until Sunday. After 71 laps the red flag came out with further storms approaching.
The Tennessee-born driver will start in 20th for the Kohler Grand Prix this weekend after spinning in the final moments of his first qualifying group. He is currently fourth in the Driver standings.