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Josef Newgarden Cleared to Practice at Indy

Josef Newgarden has been cleared to run Friday’s (July 29) practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, INDYCAR posted on Twitter July 28.

Newgarden was evaluated by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows Thursday afternoon.

“The examination determined that Newgarden is cleared to participate in Friday’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice session on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course,” the statement read. “Newgarden will be re-evaluated after the session to determine if he’s cleared to resume all racing activities for the remainder of the Gallagher Grand Prix event.”

Santino Ferrucci is on standby for Newgarden this weekend.

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Josef Newgarden Airlifted to Hospital from Iowa Speedway

Newgarden was involved in an accident during Sunday’s NTT IndyCar Series race at Iowa Speedway and was checked and released. However, he fell outside his hauler and suffered a head abrasion after getting checked. He was airlifted to the hospital, where all scans were negative. Newgarden was then held overnight and released on Monday morning.

The two-time champion won Saturday’s event at Iowa, his fourth of the year. He’s ranked third in the standings.

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Joy joined Frontstretch in 2019 as a NASCAR DraftKings writer, expanding to news and iRacing coverage in 2020. She's currently an assistant editor and involved with photos, social media and news editing. A California native, Joy was raised as a motorsports fan and started watching NASCAR extensively in 2001. She earned her B.A. degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Bakersfield in 2010.

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