Following the event at Iowa Speedway and per INDYCAR protocol, the driver of the No. 2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet, Josef Newgarden, was evaluated this afternoon by INDYCAR Medical Director Dr. Geoffrey Billows.
The examination determined that Newgarden is cleared to participate in Friday’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice session on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. 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.
Newgarden was involved in an incident late in the Hy-Vee Salute to Farmers 300 presented by Google on Sunday at Iowa Speedway, after which he was evaluated and released from the infield care center. Following the conclusion of the race, Newgarden lost consciousness and fell, sustaining a cut on the back of his head.
Two-time series champion Newgarden was evaluated at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center, and all scans were negative. He was held overnight for evaluation before being released Monday morning.