On Tuesday, it was announced that Rinus VeeKay injured his clavicle in a cycling accident and would miss this weekend’s NTT IndyCar Series race at Road America. Oliver Askew will fill in for him in the No. 21 Chevrolet with Ed Carpenter Racing.
Askew, made his season debut last Sunday in Belle Isle when he filled in for Felix Rosenqvist with Arrow McLaren SP. Rosenqvist, was hospitalized overnight following a frightening crash on Lap 25 of Saturday’s first race of the weekend on the Detroit area street circuit.
While he was released from the hospital on Sunday morning, he wasn’t cleared to drive so Askew took over in the No. 7 Chevrolet. With Rosenqvist still not being cleared to drive, the team will go have to use a sub for this weekend too.
Arrow McLaren SP has picked Kevin Magnussen to drive the car as he’ll make his Indy Car debut. Magnussen, is a current Chip Ganassi Racing driver in IMSA as Ganassi has cleared him to make his series debut against them this weekend.
Magnuessen, ran for Haas F1 for four years starting in 2017 and ending in 2020. He was Romain Grosjean’s teammate there.
Now, we have both in this weekend’s race.