Jul 6, 2014
LONG POND, Pa. -- INDYCAR announced that Verizon IndyCar Series driver Jack Hawksworth has been diagnosed with a myocardial contusion suffered in an incident July 5 during the second practice session for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 fueled by Sunoco at Pocono Raceway.
Hawksworth was evaluated at the infield care center by INDYCAR medical director Dr. Michael Olinger and later transported by ground to Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pa., where he was held overnight for observation.
Hawksworth is not cleared to drive the No. 98 Integrity Energee Drink car for BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian in the 200-lap race July 6 at Pocono Raceway. He will be re-evaluated by the INDYCAR medical team before being cleared to drive July 12 at Iowa Speedway.
Hawksworth's car spun and made left-side contact with the SAFER Barrier in Turn 1. He climbed from the car with assistance from the Holmatro Safety Team.
The 23-year-old first-year Verizon IndyCar Series driver from Bradford, England, was coming off a season-high third-place finish June 29 in Race 2 at Houston.