Newgarden breaks collarbone in Indy crash

IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden suffered a broken collarbone in a crash at Texas after his car was slammed on its side and slid along the frontstretch wall with the top of the cockpit exposed.

American Newgarden also had a small fracture in his right hand from the accident on Sunday (Monday AEST).

His car was crushed after Conor Daly’s car got loose and then snapped into him.

“I’m banged up a little bit, but I’m generally OK,” Newgarden said in a statement.

“I am feeling a little pain but I hope to be ready to rock and go again soon.”

Newgarden was transported by helicopter from the track to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas after the accident.

He was expected to be released Sunday evening.

The incident happened on lap 42 before the race was eventually called off on 71 as a thunderstorm moved into the area and over the track.

With more rain possible Monday (Tuesday AEST), the resumption of the race was scheduled for August 27.

Daly’s car got loose coming out of Turn 4 snapped into the No.21 car driven by Newgarden.

After the initial contact, the cars started drifting down the track before pushing back up with Newgarden’s car on its side when hitting and sliding along the wall.

Both drivers were able to climb out of their cars.

But after Newgarden got out and stood briefly by his car, he crumbled into a sitting position on the track while talking to safety officials and indicating issues on the right side of his body.

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