LONG POND, Pennsylvania -- Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay has been cleared to drive in today's ABC Supply 500 following a crash Saturday during qualifying for the race.
Dr. Geoffrey Billows, INDYCAR Medical Director, re-evaluated Hunter-Reay this morning after the driver of the No. 28 DHL Honda sustained injuries to his left knee and hip in the Turn 3 crash on his warmup lap prior to making a qualifying attempt Saturday at Pocono Raceway. Hunter-Reay was transported by ground to Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest in Allentown, Pennsylvania, after the incident for further evaluation. He was checked and released but not cleared to drive at that time, pending the follow-up evaluation by Dr. Billows today.
Hunter-Reay will start 21st in today's 500-mile race in the No. 28 DHL Honda. The team has prepared a backup car for him to race.
Takuma Sato, Hunter-Reay's teammate at Andretti Autosport, will start from the pole in the No. 26 Honda. Live race coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN and the Advance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network.