Hinchcliffe Gets Green Light To Race

By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Verizon IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe has been cleared to resume driving the No 27 United Fiber & Data car when he was re-evaluated by the INDYCAR medical team and passing the post-concussion ImPACT test.

Hinchcliffe was knocked out of the first ever Grand Prix of Indianapolis, on May 10, when he was hit in the helmet by flying debris after Justin Wilson struck Simon Pagenaud on lap 57 of 82. After being stretchered to the infield, Hinchcliffe was taken to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and was diagnosed with a concussion.

The injury has kept Hinchcliffe, from Oakville, out of practice for the Indianapolis 500, but with the green light to get back into the driver’s seat, he still has a chance to qualify on May 17 and 18.

The 98th Indy 500 runs May 25.


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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata