NASCAR and IndyCar intersect at Indianapolis extravaganza

by | Jul 29, 2022 | Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — Now is the time to tune into American motorsports, on display all weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where NASCAR and IndyCar intersect with both series embroiled in turmoil.Two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden was cleared to compete on the road course on Indy’s hallowed grounds after successfully completing Friday morning practice and passing a third medical evaluation. The driver from Nashville collapsed and hit his head on Sunday at Iowa Speedway about 90 minutes after he’d crashed while leading the race.He said he assumes he suffered a concussion when he hit his head in the motorhome lot but spent the first part of the week somewhat isolated in an attempt to heal so he could race Saturday. Newgarden is chasing a third title.“I really was very motivated to be here this weekend; I knew if we weren’t in this race, it was going to be very difficult to stay in this championship fight,” Newgarden said. “That was the end for me. I know that we have to be in the race, so whatever I have to do to be fit and prepared is No. 1 on my plate.”Kurt Busch, meanwhile, will miss his second consecutive NASCAR race because of concussion-like symptoms following a crash la …

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