There’s a potential for two backup drivers being needed for this weekends NTT INDYCAR Series race in Road America. Last weekend, Felix Rosenqvist was injured in a Lap 25 accident on the streets of Belle Isle. He was hospitalized in a Detroit area hospital overnight before being released on Sunday morning.
Rosenqvist, sat out the second race of the weekend as his status for Road America is in question. Luckily, he escaped any major injuries but no official word has been said on his status for this weekend. He seems by all accounts okay but nothing official has been known.
Now, Rinus VeeKay has suffered an injury. The Dutch driver suffered a clavicle injury in a cycling accident on Monday.
Ed Carpenter Racing saying VeeKay was “involved in an accident on a cycling trail during a training ride. He sustained a clavicle injury and is currently being treated by IndyCar’s medical staff.
“VeeKay is in good spirits and has no other injuries.
“VeeKay’s participation in this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series event at Road America is pending and more updates will be released when available.”
VeeKay currently sits fifth in points at the moment. Coincidentally enough, Josef Newgarden broke his clavicle in a frightening crash back in 2016 at Texas. Two weeks later, he was back in the car, the No. 21 entry at that for ECR, in Road America.
It’s too early to speculate on VeeKays clavicle injury and a comparison to Newgarden though.