Ryan Hunter-Reay cleared to drive at Pocono
Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive in today’s ABC Supply 500 (2 p.m. ET, NBCSN) following his accident in qualifying for the race.
The driver of the No. 28 DHL Honda was re-evaluated Sunday morning by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows after being transported, then released, from a nearby hospital in Pocono on Saturday.
Here’s INDYCAR’s full statement:
Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay was re-evaluated by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows this morning after sustaining injuries to his left knee and hip Saturday following a crash in ABC Supply 500 qualifying. Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive.
Hunter-Reay will start from the rear of the field and press on in a great comeback after the accident. Last year he drove from the rear of the field - twice - to ultimately finish third. He won this race in 2015, his most recent Verizon IndyCar Series victory.
He posted a couple tweets last night thanking everyone for the support and the Holmatro Safety Team and Pocono’s staff for quick work to help him after sustaining hip and knee injuries from a heavy 138G impact.
Thank u for all the well wishes. Hard hit-138G. Testament to this car & how far we've come in regards to safety. Banged up -torn muscles.— Ryan Hunter-Reay (@RyanHunterReay) August 20, 2017
Will get evaluated again in the morning and go from there. Big thanks to the IndyCar safety team and the pocono medical staff— Ryan Hunter-Reay (@RyanHunterReay) August 20, 2017