ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Ed Carpenter and Josef Newgarden will not be allowed to participate in the Aug. 27 resumption of the rain-delayed IndyCar Series race in Texas.
The league announced its plans Friday for how it will restart the Firestone 600, which earlier this month was postponed once and then completed only 71 of its scheduled 248 laps the following day.
Carpenter and Newgarden were involved in a scary crash June 12, and the race was still under caution for that when stopped because of more rain. Their cars sustained extensive chassis and engine damage, and Newgarden broke his collarbone.
The other drivers in August will get a lap for a mandatory systems check and only 10 minutes of practice. An autograph session for fans will precede the final 177 laps that night.