NEWGARDEN IN­JURED IN NASTY COL­LI­SION

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Indycar racer Josef Newgarden was taken to hos­pi­tal with shoul­der and wrist in­juries af­ter a hefty crash with Conor Daly at Texas last week­end.

The col­li­sion oc­curred when Daly had a side­ways mo­ment out of Turn 4 and shot into the path of Newgarden – who’s Ed Car­pen­ter Rac­ing Dal­lara was pinned against the bar­rier.

Newgarden had to be helped out of his car be­fore col­laps­ing on the track. The for­mer Bri­tish For­mula Ford driver was then trans­ferred to hos­pi­tal with a frac­tured right clav­i­cle and frac­ture on his right hand.

Daly was able to get out of the car and walk to the safety ve­hi­cle.

“I’m banged up a lit­tle bit but I’m gen­er­ally OK,” said Newgarden. “I am feel­ing a lit­tle pain but I hope to be ready to rock and go again soon.

“I feel bad for both Conor and my­self but I’m glad Conor is OK as well. Luck­ily I am all right, thank you again to ev­ery­one who has helped me.”

Daly, who has been team-mates with Newgarden in lower for­mu­lae, added: “I was the rookie to make a mis­take. I just didn’t ex­pect that slide at all.

“All of a sud­den the rears just to­tally lost grip. It felt like I floated all the way through the cor­ner.

“It was all my mis­take and I should have recog­nised it. He’s a tough kid; I grew up with him. I felt so bad. To ruin some­one else’s race is never cool.”

Newgarden clashed with Daly at Texas Driver was taken to hos­pi­tal af­ter­wards

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