Newgarden taken to hospital following Texas crash


Josef Newgarden - Credit: Chris Owens / IndyCar

Josef Newgarden has been taken to hospital as a precaution after a serious high-speed crash with Conor Daly during the Firestone 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway during Sunday’s delayed race.

The huge crash happened on the forty-second lap of the race, with Daly losing control of his Dale Coyne Racing entry coming out of turn four and turning into Newgarden’s Ed Carpenter Racing car, which was flipped onto its side and pushed cockpit first into the Safer barrier.

The two cars came to rest, Newgarden’s still on its side on the track, while Daly stopped on the infield grass, with the Holmatro Safety Crew on the scene within seconds.

Both drivers extracted themselves from their cars, but Newgarden was shaken and collapsed onto the ground, before being put into an ambulance and taken to the medical centre where he was then transferred to the Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with shoulder and wrist pains.  Daly was also taken to the medical centre as a precaution but was released without injury.

The crash also caused damage to the barrier that needed extensive repair work done to it, but the race was red flagged before the work could be completed as a storm hit the oval track with just 70 laps in the books.