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Josef Newgarden flips car in Indianapolis 500 practice, escapes injury

  • The car driven by Josef Newgarden slides down the track after hitting the wall in the first turn and going airborne during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Watts)

    The car driven by Josef Newgarden slides down the track after hitting the wall in the first turn and going airborne during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Watts)  (The Associated Press)

  • The car driven by Josef Newgarden begins to go airborne after hitting the wall in the first turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 14, 2015.  (AP Photo/Marty Seppala)

    The car driven by Josef Newgarden begins to go airborne after hitting the wall in the first turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Marty Seppala)  (The Associated Press)

  • Josef Newgarden, right, talks with Ed Carpenter during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 14, 2015.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Josef Newgarden, right, talks with Ed Carpenter during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)  (The Associated Press)

Josef Newgarden flipped his car Thursday in Indianapolis 500 practice.

The 24-year-old Tennessee driver was checked, cleared and released from the speedway's medical center.

Newgarden lost control of the CFH Racing entry car going into the first turn at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the car flipped and rested on its side after it slapped into the wall.

Newgarden won the Grand Prix of Alabama last month for his first IndyCar victory.

On Wednesday, Helio Castroneves flipped his car, and Pippa Mann lost control of her car during practice. Both escaped injury.