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Newgarden cleared to participate in Road America practice

Firestone 600 - Qualifying

FORT WORTH, TX - JUNE 10: Josef Newgarden, driver of the #21 Fuzzy’s Vodka Chevrolet, looks on during Star-Telegram Qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 10, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway)

Brian Lawdermilk

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Josef Newgarden has been cleared to participate in practice for the Verizon IndyCar Series’ KOHLER Grand Prix this weekend, with a further decision on the rest of the weekend after Friday sessions.

He had been on the initial entry list earlier this week, with a further determination set later.

See the release from the Ed Carpenter Racing team below:


Verizon IndyCar Series driver Josef Newgarden has been cleared to participate in Friday’s practice sessions for the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America.

Newgarden will be re-evaluated following practice to determine a course of action for the remainder of the race weekend. Should Newgarden not be able to participate in the KOHLER Grand Prix, Ed Carpenter Racing will have JR Hildebrand at Road America to drive the No. 21 Direct Supply Chevrolet.

Newgarden sustained a fractured right clavicle in an incident in the suspended Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 12. He has been under the care of the Indiana Orthopedic Hospital by INDYCAR consultant Dr. Kevin Scheid.

Practice for the KOHLER Grand Prix will begin tomorrow at Noon ET with a live broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

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