Hunter-Reay in doubt for race after crash
20 August 2017 – Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay will need to be cleared to drive by IndyCar's medical team on Sunday, following a hefty crash during qualifying at Pocono.
Hunter-Reay lost control through Turn 3 and speared into the wall, before suffering a secondary impact on the inside barrier.
Hunter-Reay climbed from the wreckage but was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest as a precaution for further checks.
He was released from hospital on Saturday evening, though requires the green light to race, having hurt his hip and knee in the impact.
"Out of nowhere, the car stepped out on me," Hunter-Reay said.
"It was a bit of a wiggle, which I caught. The second time it happened, it came with no warning – which is a bit confusing.
"I hit my hip pretty bad as well as my knee, so the doctors thought it would be best to go in for further evaluation.
"After a CT scan and MRI, I am able to go; I'm sure I'll wake up sore, but will hopefully be able to get back in the car [for the race]."
Hunter-Reay's Andretti team-mate Takuma Sato will lead the field away from pole position after emerging quickest in qualifying.