Newgarden OK after crashing, flipping

Josef Newgarden was the victim of the second blowover in two days during the final hour of practice on Thursday for the Indianapolis 500.

The Tennessean spun upon exiting Turn 1 and slammed into the SAFER barrier with the left front of the car first. The car then lifted off the ground with the rear first before gently landing upside down and sliding down the South Chute.

The Holmatro Safety Team righted the car and Newgarden climbed out under his own power and was taken to the IU Health Infield Care Center where he was checked, cleared and released from the medical center.

“It’s still early for me, I am still trying to gather my thoughts from it,” said Newgarden. “I got around pretty quick in Turn 1, it definitely surprised me. I am just lucky that everything is good, the Dallara tub held up pretty well.”

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Josh Farmer joined the media center in 2012 after first discovering his love of IndyCar racing in 2004 at Auto Club Speedway. He has been an accredited member of the IndyCar media center since 2014 and also contributes to IndyCar.com along with The Motorsports Tribune.

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