Monday, May 18, 2015
James Hinchcliffe Crashes During Practice Today
James Hinchcliffe had to undergo surgery to repair a thigh injury he sustained from a bad crash in Turn 3 during a practice session at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in preparation for this weekend's Indy 500 race. Unlike three earlier crashes involving Chevrolet cars, Hinchcliffe was driving a Honda. His car briefly flipped over before rolling back in an upright position. He also becomes the first driver to suffer an injury during a crash this year. Hinchcliffe qualified in the 24th position. His team's owner, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, will be allowed to substitute a driver to take his place in Sunday's race.